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Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts Reviews

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 9, 2012
Where feature films conform to the three-act structure of drama, movie short subjects are more like short stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 9, 2012
Peter McDonald's "Pentecost'' is the standout here...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
February 7, 2012
All but the most ardent 'toon fans are advised to skip the Animated program, which this year traffics in nothing but Pixarish whimsy .
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 23, 2011
Here's what's in the running - and which are my favorites.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2011
Gone are the days of "selected shorts" on movie bills, but thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 10, 2011
The nondocumentary live-action shorts are the weakest (of the oscar shorts series), most of them exercises in genre and attitude without much to say or show beyond an attempt at virtuosity or emotional impact.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Tim Grierson
Village Voice
February 8, 2011
The live-action entries are a more diverse mix.