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Short Circuit Reviews

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 2, 2014
Number Five is the real star of this energetic film. Sheedy, Guttenberg and company are just supporting players.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
April 2, 2014
Youngsters will love this hip spoof on hardware movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film
April 2, 2014
John Badham's Pinocchio story is sweet, silly and now charmingly old-fashioned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

April 2, 2014
A movie for kids of all ages, with enough pace and effects to amuse the youngsters and humour plus message to engage adults.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 9, 2012
An affable yet forgettable effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
June 26, 2011
The lack of a single malicious bone in this film ensures that its genuinely heartfelt approach never collapses to mere schtick.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
Scripters get credit for some terrific dialog that would have been a lot less disarming if not for the winsome robot and Sheedy's affection for it. Guttenberg plays his best goofy self.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
A message film to please all ages.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
April 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
November 1, 2004
Stars funny, sympathetic robot.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
November 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
July 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The movie, which has the clean, well-scrubbed look of an old Disney comedy, is nicely acted by Miss Sheedy, who demonstrates a light-comedy touch not unlike Amy Irving's [and] Mr. Guttenberg.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 20, 2003
Amiable enough, but...
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 1, 2003
Goofy 80's fun. Wanna-be E.T. actually delivers the goods.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 1, 2002
Very entertaining sci-fi drama about the adventures of an escaped robot on the loose.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Ideal for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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