Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock Reviews

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November 29, 2020
Childish, unrealistic, and immature - in a good way.
September 23, 2020
Featuring Rodriguez himself in no less than eight roles and six members of his family in the cast.
January 25, 2014
Light, silly fun, amiably performed by both its veteran cast and exuberant young 'uns.
April 4, 2011
December 7, 2009
Yes, it's definitely made for the much younger set, but it also has quite a few zany little off guard touches, resulting in genuine laughs for anyone who can appreciate the humor.
November 6, 2009
A fun trifle -- essentially, a homemade 'Little Rascals' update in which youngsters with a 'wishing rock' wreak accidental havoc (and create upright crocodiles, a giant dung beetle, a 'big bad booger' monster and an intellectual telepathic baby).
October 2, 2009
All of these adventures call on Rodriguez's fascination with visual effects, which could be tough on his human cast, but he has the wit to keep them in focus. All up, it's good fun.
September 24, 2009
A kid-friendly caper that's drunk a bit too much CGI-spiked red cordial.
September 14, 2009
Exactly the sort of kid-in-a-candy-store experience you'd expect.
September 10, 2009
Good clean fun is what Robert Rodriguez delivers in this energetic and inventive film about wishes and being connected.
September 1, 2009
Dives straight into whiz-bang gizmoland, opting for "pause, rewind" flourishes. Cute and enjoyable family fare, then, if a little forced.
August 29, 2009
This is a movie only an 8 year old could make up, or Robert who seems to be insanely connected to his kids. And that's a wonderful thing.
August 24, 2009
Although it's a film that's constructed around wish-fulfilment gone awry and a series of madcap chases, Shorts also has a heart. Rodriguez's best kids film yet.
August 24, 2009
It's like a pre-teen Pulp Fiction.
August 24, 2009
A cute, special-effects comedy for easily pleased children.
August 24, 2009
Kids will love this because it speaks directly to them, never patronises with crass product placement and also sends out a rather touching message that what really matters are friends...not mobile phone applications.
August 22, 2009
Kids find boogers and farts irresistible. Shorts is a kids movie for kids. Completely. Adults are welcome to come along for the ride.
August 22, 2009
Rodriguez's latest flick is fun, immature and very imaginative. Sometimes, it feels good to just sit back and not have to think.
August 21, 2009
Shorts was never made for adults in mind. Like Rodriguez' other kids film, it's made for kids, particularly young boys. And there's nothing wrong with that.
August 21, 2009
The latest child's-eye adventure from Robert Rodriguez, Shorts doesn't hit the heights of his Spy Kids series. But it provides just enough smart, silly fun for families desperately seeking an easy escape from hazy August humidity.
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