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The Short Game Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
February 7, 2014
You don't need to like golf to like -- perhaps even to love -- The Short Game.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
September 25, 2013
[The Short Game] finds the most entertaining angle on one of the world's dullest sports.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
September 19, 2013
On a cuteness scale -- where 10 is a fuzzy kitten yawning in a hammock -- the chattily uninhibited 7- and 8-year-old golfers of The Short Game score high.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
September 19, 2013
Like its half-pint stars, The Short Game stands on the cusp of brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Whitmer
Boston Globe
September 19, 2013
What Greenbaum captures is compelling, and occasionally uncomfortable to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 19, 2013
This less-than-illuminating work resembles the spelling-bee doc "Spellbound," only with a promise of high-end endorsements and far more pampering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2013
Offers a warts-and-all portrait of these pint-sized athletes and their parents as they tee off on the global stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Daphne Howland
Village Voice
September 17, 2013
The film works not just because it makes golf enjoyable to watch, but also because, by the end, you get to know these kids.