Short Circuit Reviews

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October 15, 2018
In the spectrum of "Mac and Me," and "E.T.," its right there smack dab in the middle with "Batteries Not Included."
April 2, 2014
The film has nowhere to go except to give us a predictable initial confrontation between Guttenberg and Sheedy over military weapons.
April 2, 2014
Number Five is the real star of this energetic film. Sheedy, Guttenberg and company are just supporting players.
April 2, 2014
One of the stranger ironies to be found in Hollywood these days is that some of its most resourceful directors use high-tech wizardry and state-of- the-art movie technology to make films that rail against the tyranny of science.
April 2, 2014
A film that demands emotional connections with a robot whose voice is one of the most annoying ever produced. Give us Hal, R2-D2 or a barber shop quartet of Daleks any day.
April 2, 2014
Youngsters will love this hip spoof on hardware movies.
April 2, 2014
John Badham's Pinocchio story is sweet, silly and now charmingly old-fashioned.
April 2, 2014
No movie with Austin Pendleton can be all bad, but this one makes a game try.
April 2, 2014
A movie for kids of all ages, with enough pace and effects to amuse the youngsters and humour plus message to engage adults.
April 2, 2014
Short Circuit may prove a summer hit for all the wrong reasons: It aspires to be no more than a recycled remembrance of films past.
April 2, 2014
The human actors are secondary, for the real star of the show is Number 5. He's really pretty charming, though his unusual antics aren't enough to carry a feature-length motion picture.
May 9, 2012
An affable yet forgettable effort...
June 26, 2011
The lack of a single malicious bone in this film ensures that its genuinely heartfelt approach never collapses to mere schtick.
July 6, 2010
Scripters get credit for some terrific dialog that would have been a lot less disarming if not for the winsome robot and Sheedy's affection for it. Guttenberg plays his best goofy self.
July 4, 2008
Looking back at it today it's clear that Short Circuit is absolutely awful, and not just because of Ally Sheedy's haircut.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
A message film to please all ages.
October 28, 2005
#5 is alive...and horny
July 26, 2005
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