Shortbus Reviews

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David Keyes
November 11, 2013
This isn't an exploit into pornographic ideals, but a movie with genuine ideas that are completely freed from political correctness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
Genuinely enlivening
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
Director John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and The Angry Inch") flaunts cinematic tradition with a raucous sex comedy filled with truly shocking sex acts that underscore his vision of New York as a playground of debauchery.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mark Bourne
March 4, 2008
Shortbus is not, above all, 'dirty.' What it is, in fact, is a nice movie, one of the nicest to come down the pike since March of the Penguins.
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Shortbus flips through varying moods with overall success, fleshing out the characters who show flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Anton Bitel
July 2, 2007
There may be a variety of erotic practices on parade here, but the film leaves viewers with few real insights into either human nature or sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Incredibly sexy without being titilating, this is a very well crafted flick that deserves a bigger audience than it will inevitably receive.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kam Williams
March 31, 2007
Fetishists are people, too!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The characters' lack of any real substance--it's really only all about attitude--make one gradually lose interest until the next in flagrante delicto moment.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
February 22, 2007
a project that has brains as well as bravado. It's also very funny, which helps to diffuse much of the nervousness that its graphic sex scenes might inspire in viewers. imaginative, involving and ultimately touching story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 13, 2007
Bajo la piel de una pel%uFFFDcula sexualmente muy expl%uFFFDcita hay un delicado y sensible estudio de personajes, sus relaciones, sus frustraciones, y una irreverente y fresca mirada a la Nueva York pos-11 de setiembre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2007
The hallmarks of a true collaboration between the director and his actors are everywhere, and their performances are what raise the film above any of its shortcomings.
January 31, 2007
If you want to explore the ideas of love and emotional permeability while seeing a narratively complex world of sexual self-exploration to which few are privy, then this is the movie for you. Otherwise, run for your life.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 19, 2007
Sex and the self-centered.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
Mitchell worked with his cast to develop the various stories and the improvisatory effort may not have resulted in a Mike Leigh sort of drama but it has yielded wondrous moments. The cast is very good with the best performances coming from Lee as Sofia (w
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 30, 2006
Um raro exemplo de produção norte-americana que encara o sexo com maturidade, o filme é um estudo de personagens com sucesso apenas moderado, já que não consegue desenvolver todas as subtramas com o mesmo cuidado ou interesse.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 6, 2006
Oozes hardly more than body fluids in its telling tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 30, 2006
Everything comes to a head in a touchy-feely climax (if you catch our drift) where, ironically, it isn't the strong sex but all the singing and handholding that's the real turn-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
November 29, 2006
A gleefully subversive but over-simplistic rude little indie that's starting to gain cult status.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 20, 2006
Everybody has a right to pursue what makes them happy, so long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process. That's a sweet notion, but not a particularly deep one. The movie's all skin and heart; very little brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
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