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Stars In Shorts (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.9/10
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On the heels of the annual Oscar Nominated Short Films program, ShortsHD presents Stars in Shorts, a collection of short films featuring some of the world's biggest actors. Judi Dench is a neophyte in the complicated landscape of internet dating in "Friend Request Pending." Colin Firth is an unusually needy neighbor to Keira Knightley in "Steve." Lily Tomlin gets lost on her way to a funeral in "Procession." Jason Alexander is a screenwriter at the end of his rope in the musical short "Not Your

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They showcase not just the acting chops of Colin Firth, Lily Tomlin, Julia Stiles and others, but some fresh writing-directing talents, too.

September 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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"Stars in Shorts" lives up to its title by offering the likes of Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Jason Alexander, Keira Knightley, Lily Tomlin, Kenneth Branagh and Julia Stiles in films ranging from eight to 25 minutes.

September 28, 2012 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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The performances in tandem with the writing take most of these seven movies to interesting places.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Its most consistent pleasures derive more from its performances than from storytelling.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comment (1)
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None of the seven shorts here is worth a single, well-made feature.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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This assemblage of star-filled shorts makes for a generally rewarding grab bag.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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It doesn't deliver a consistently enjoyable experience, because the quality of this compilation varies wildly.

October 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
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Most of the shorts in this ambitious package are worthy of expanding for their own sakes.

October 9, 2012 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

Overall, this is a decent little collection, and worth seeing for those seeking something different.

October 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A very mixed bag of short films, but Lily Tomlin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Judi Dench and Penny Ryder make it worth catching.

September 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

...a package of short films starring big-name stars, and it's hard to think how else you would get to see so many doing what they do best in a single evening...

September 28, 2012 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Four of the seven short films are worthwhile. That sounds like wait-for-video to me.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The celebs are having a holiday good time, even when the stories aren't particularly distinguished.

September 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
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