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Short Cuts Reviews

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November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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
July 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 19, 2016
Worth the buy for one scene: watching a young Robert Downey, Jr. elbow-punch a couch.
February 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
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
September 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2008
As the grand ringmaster, it's here that Altman passes the baton to his actors , whose behavioral insights are critical to the film's success.
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
October 10, 2005
Altman weaves magic from Carver's character-rich material.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2008
Inevitably it's a mixed bag, though the film's assurance in keeping it all coherent is at times exhilarating.
February 14, 2005
Robert Altman revisited Nashville territory, and surpassed it, with this 1993 masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
June 24, 2006
From the exhilarating opening, you know Altman's epic 'adaptation' of eight stories and a poem by Raymond Carver is going to be special.
September 4, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2003
A banquet of delicious performances, a sharp situational comedy, and an acrid send-up of contemporary mores.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2002
Sharp-edged drama set in Los Angeles that captures and conveys the contemporary malaise of soul-sickness.
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