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Short Cuts Reviews

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May 20, 2003
The lives are often desperate and the characters inarticulate, but the group portrait is as grandly, sometimes as hilariously, realized as anything the director has ever done.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2003
Short Cuts is deliberately fragmentary, laudable for its individual scenes and even more so for their cohesion.
March 23, 2003
Altman is still at the top of his brilliant abilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 28, 2002
A Robert Altman masterpiece that weaves together the lives of Sothern California denizens together around an earthquake.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 10, 2002
Short Cuts lacks the sharp satire and excitement of The Player, but it's still a superior film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2002
Perhaps the most ambitious film of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 20, 2002
Sharp-edged drama set in Los Angeles that captures and conveys the contemporary malaise of soul-sickness.
January 9, 2002
A triumphant rendition of Raymond Carver's vision of life on the edge of chaos.
May 12, 2001
Triumphantly fierce, funny, moving and innovative.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
It's a genuine pleasure to find a movie with such a deep and intelligent portrayal of simple human lives, with all their minor triumphs and tragedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is based on short stories by Raymond Carver, but this is Altman's work, not Carver's, and all the film really has in common with its source is a feeling for people who are disconnected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Altman, who has made a career of pulling the critics and cineastes his way, demonstrates that artistic sleight of hand once again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
A cynical, sexist and shallow work from cinema's premier misanthrope, Robert Altman, who here shows neither compassion for -- nor insight into -- the human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
This movie blew me away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Foremost is the very adventure of experiencing an Altman film, his failures are better than most directors's successes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
When you boil it down, there are few movies that demonstrate as well how people's lives seem to randomly intersect, or how much of an impact we have on each other, whether we know it or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
[It] impresses not just with the sheer weight of its actorly pedigree and length, but the wide, expressive gamut of emotions and lives that it puts on display.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A splendid film achievement, a brutally funny collection of fragments from broken lives crafted by a director with renewed vitality.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
There are several scenes of light comedy, warm humanity, or cold tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
Although Altman's masterful hands manage to keep our attention from the beginning till the end, Short Cuts doesn't deserve all of the praise received by the critics.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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