Short Circuit Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
April 2, 2014
The film has nowhere to go except to give us a predictable initial confrontation between Guttenberg and Sheedy over military weapons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 2014
One of the stranger ironies to be found in Hollywood these days is that some of its most resourceful directors use high-tech wizardry and state-of- the-art movie technology to make films that rail against the tyranny of science.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's basically a kid's movie, and quite possibly the kids will like it. But they'll have to be fairly young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4