By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated August 21, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Shorts

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  • Movie
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More like a summer-camp theater project than a studio movie, Shorts‘ noodly, kid-oriented action-adventure story follows a magic, wish-granting rock as it falls into various pint-size hands in one all-American suburb. Kid-at-heart filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, whose playtime Spy Kids trilogy gets a gold star, looks like he’s having great fun, but what about the rest of us? Can we wish for a fresher subplot than that of pleasure-deadened grown-ups who live their lives in a stupor of consumerism? C+

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Shorts

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
runtime
  • 89 minutes
director
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