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Short Cuts Reviews

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Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
September 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
Altman weaves magic from Carver's character-rich material.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2008
Inevitably it's a mixed bag, though the film's assurance in keeping it all coherent is at times exhilarating.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 14, 2005
Robert Altman revisited Nashville territory, and surpassed it, with this 1993 masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 4, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
A banquet of delicious performances, a sharp situational comedy, and an acrid send-up of contemporary mores.
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 20, 2002
Sharp-edged drama set in Los Angeles that captures and conveys the contemporary malaise of soul-sickness.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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Variety
February 23, 2012
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