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2012 Oscar Shorts: Live Action & Animated Reviews

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Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
February 10, 2012
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore [was]hands down the best short I saw in any of the three categories.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 10, 2012
If you really want to impress on Oscar night, you'll have to acquaint yourself with the short films, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
February 9, 2012
This year's nominees - a stronger batch than last year's - offer thought-provoking contrasts in storytelling and style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 9, 2012
If some of these shorts are stronger than others, there are no lemons among them, and a half-dozen are truly memorable.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
February 9, 2012
All of these Oscar-worthy shorts are intended for big-screen viewing, where the feast of creativity can fully be appreciated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 9, 2012
Temper your expectations, filmgoers. The 2012 Oscars shorts are not a dazzling collection.
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
February 9, 2012
There are stand-outs in both programs including a new short by Pixar (that will play in front of Brave this summer) and a stellar drama starring Ciaran Hinds from director Terry George.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
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