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Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Reviews

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2013
Trials and tribulations in myriad forms are at the center of all five Oscar-nominated documentary short films this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
January 31, 2013
As unreliable as the Academy Awards may be at every possible level, it's a relief to encounter the 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts ...
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 9, 2012
If you come to have your eyes opened to tales of human suffering and resilience, you stand to get more than your money's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 10, 2011
The documentary program is almost entirely devoted to well-intentioned presentations of bad news about the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tim Grierson
Village Voice
February 8, 2011
Unfortunately, this year's nonfiction crop largely underlines the limitations of movies with big subjects but compact running times.