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Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock Reviews

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August 9, 2010
It is a wildly self-indulgent fantasy adventure that should have gone straight to Youtube, where all 'Dad-thinks-he's-cool-with-a-camera' home videos belong.
August 24, 2009
The special effects aren't up to scratch and the scrappy, episodic conceit detracts rather than enhances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2009
So structurally complicated that it almost qualifies as an experimental film and if it fails - as it does - it would be uncharitable to condemn Rodriguez for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2009
The CG slapstick soon grows wearying and even predictable.
August 21, 2009
Rodriguez should have turned to Tarantino for a few pointers on non-linear narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2009
Has fleeting moments of excitement and thrills, but too often veers into silliness, inanity and blandness while ultimately failing to entertain older and younger audiences simultaneously.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/10
August 21, 2009
Yes, I realize this is a kids' movie, but that's no excuse for short-circuiting creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 20, 2009
It's like Shorts raided the concession stand and then has to sit slumped in its seat long after the sugar buzz wears off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 20, 2009
Shorts jumps right over the line between energetic and frenzied and zooms right on by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 20, 2009
this time around, Rodriguez is vying for Father of the Year
| Original Score: 2.5/5
August 17, 2009
Robert Rodriguez's Shorts may have a more complex narrative than Spy Kids but it's otherwise just as bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 21, 2009
Trimming the flashy CGI and giving attention to character and substance aren't failsafe tactics, but they're tactics that simply play better...And the final product will command a shelf life lasting longer than it takes to lick down a popsicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 20, 2009
Devoid of any charms; a cartoon mishmash missing fizz and ingenuity to make it bearable to any audience member crazy enough to evolve beyond a fascination with nostril functions.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 30, 2009
It's a vacuous feature, devoid of any charms; a cartoon mishmash missing fizz and ingenuity to make it bearable to any audience member crazy enough to evolve beyond a fascination with nostril functions.
August 21, 2009
The movie is as lumpy and misshapen as a giant booger.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 21, 2009
Gaudy, goofy and too busy for its own good. For every idea or sight gag that sticks, there's 10 that don't. Best for DVD, when you'll be in control of the pause button.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 24, 2009
A chaotic, hyperactive, sugar-rush of a film with special effects that appear quaintly hand-knitted and low-tech.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 21, 2009
Decent filler for kids but too tedious for adults, [Robert] Rodriguez already proved he can do better than this with the first two Spy Kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2009
From whirling mini-UFOs to giant animated nose bogeys, the screen is never still and the script never smart or engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 12, 2009
Chaotic, messy, and horribly mind-numbing...
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