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This road trip horror outing may take one Shortcut too many to count as a truly satisfying journey, but refreshing brevity and a show-don't-tell approach smooth the ride. Read critic reviews

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A mysterious creature terrorizes five teenage friends after their bus takes a shortcut on a desolate road in the wild.

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Critic Reviews for Shortcut

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  • If only someone had course-corrected the filmmakers on their own route to making this letdown of a horror road-movie, which gets off to a good start before losing its way.

    September 26, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Both an amateurish production and a mindless genre exercise.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The kindest thing I can say for Shortcut is that the briefly-glimpsed practical monster effects by Rome-based EFX outfit Makinarium (Zoolander 2) are nicely done.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • While "Shortcut" won't win awards, it does take us on a joyride back to the old-school horror style, in which the scares are teased rather than trumpeted. It is ideal drive-in fare.

    September 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A serviceable creature-feature that will play well enough with housebound under-'20s, the patch-quilt monster-movie/teen drama Shortcut is light on logic but buoyed by an engaging spirit.

    January 12, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • While there are great performances, intense moments, and a little bit of blood, Shortcut is a creature feature whose creature comes up short.

    December 21, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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