Short Circuit Reviews

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
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
No movie with Austin Pendleton can be all bad, but this one makes a game try.
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.
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.
October 28, 2005
#5 is alive...and horny
July 26, 2005
November 4, 2004
August 22, 2003
August 21, 2003
July 26, 2003
February 18, 2003
January 1, 2000
It's basically a kid's movie, and quite possibly the kids will like it. But they'll have to be fairly young kids.