Shortbus Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
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
CinePassion
August 28, 2009
Genuinely enlivening
Michael Szymanski
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Mark Bourne
Film.com
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
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Shortbus flips through varying moods with overall success, fleshing out the characters who show flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
NewsBlaze
March 31, 2007
Fetishists are people, too!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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. ...an 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
Top Critic
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
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-
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 13, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2006
Despite the movie's matter-of-fact approach to (and depiction of) graphic acts, the point isn't the sex, it's the genuine emotion generated by the actors, who helped develop their roles with Mitchell.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
This is a film for the adventurous. A colourful and wondrously imaginative sexual adventure that integrates humour, symbolism and emotion
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Violet Glaze
Orlando Weekly
March 8, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 27, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]
December 30, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
November 10, 2006
Martha Fischer
Cinematical
September 23, 2006
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