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Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock Reviews

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Michael Dequina
January 25, 2014
Light, silly fun, amiably performed by both its veteran cast and exuberant young 'uns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anders Wotzke
September 24, 2009
A kid-friendly caper that's drunk a bit too much CGI-spiked red cordial.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Hamblin
SFX Magazine
September 14, 2009
Exactly the sort of kid-in-a-candy-store experience you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 10, 2009
Good clean fun is what Robert Rodriguez delivers in this energetic and inventive film about wishes and being connected.
Ed Gibbs
Empire Magazine
September 1, 2009
Dives straight into whiz-bang gizmoland, opting for "pause, rewind" flourishes. Cute and enjoyable family fare, then, if a little forced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 24, 2009
It's like a pre-teen Pulp Fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 24, 2009
A cute, special-effects comedy for easily pleased children.
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
August 21, 2009
Shorts may not be destined for long-term greatness -- it feels cheerfully disposable in every way -- but the film is also fast and funny, and grown-ups will not suffer sitting through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Russell
August 21, 2009
I'm not sure if parents will be counting out each of Shorts' 89 minutes or not, begging for it to end, but I'm guessing 8-year-olds will absolutely love it.
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