Dann's Review of Short Circuit
Number 5 is alive! Short Circuit is a hilarious '80s comedy that's a lot of fun. When an electrical accident short circuits a robot, it begins to start thinking and acting on its own, and soon finds itself on the run in order to prevent its manufacture from reprogramming it. The cast is pretty good, especial Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg; who do a good job at interacting with Number 5. And the comedy works especially well, and is kind of clever. At times the film relies too much on screwball comedy stereotypes, but Short Circuit is entertaining and full of input.