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Short Term 12 Reviews

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March 23, 2020
The questions arise in an impeccable narration, with certain addictions of indie cinema, but with agility and freshness. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 26, 2019
One of my "Must See" LAFF films, Short Term 12 is moving, motivational, hopeful, inspiring.
November 19, 2019
Short Term 12 races by with its brief running time, but its ambling plot works to reveal a naturalistic discovery of its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2019
Impeccably performed by the whole cast, Short Term 12 is an exhausting ride through every emotion possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2019
Short Term 12 lives and breathes true reality onto the movie screen better than most documentaries can.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.7/10
April 1, 2019
This look at the staff and clients at a foster care facility compels with its naturalistic approach and delivers believable scenarios and dialogue, while showcasing its young stars.
March 13, 2019
Short Term 12 gets right for much of the film, what so many other films about human services get wrong.
March 5, 2019
A funny, beautiful and wonderfully honest film built around an exceptional turn from Larson.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2019
I'm attracted to films that feel REAL, and Short Term 12 definitely definitely does. In no small part to the acting - the kids in this are nothing less than fantastic.
February 28, 2019
Has the viewer well and truly captured in its lonely, wretched basis.
January 31, 2018
... a rare, unmissable gem; yes, it's a showcase for its stunning performers and necessary story, but it also pushes us to look at our own emotions, experiences, and relationships in the process ...
January 26, 2018
This feel-everything drama is one of those honest and intimate scripts that come out of nowhere to say something incredibly meaningful and memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 2, 2017
Moving into darker territory where the mumblecore milieu would never venture, Short Term 12 offers a much-needed corrective to the indie-darling set-particularly in its curiously optimistic ending.
October 7, 2016
[Larson] delivers a character that feels achingly human, and she does it brilliantly.
April 17, 2016
Cinematic without belying its "slice of life" vibe, emotionally enveloping without being saccharine, and wonderfully acted across the board.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 12, 2016
What could be a portrait of instability and institutional failings, however, becomes quite a moving story of the commitment of two counselors (Larson and John Gallagher Jr.) who came through the foster system themselves and take their jobs very seriously.
September 3, 2015
Larson delivers one of the great performances of 2013.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 28, 2015
Here is a movie overflowing with compassion, warmth and good humor.
October 17, 2014
Raw, intense, human and absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 27, 2014
It's a wild, unruly mess of rampant emotions, and yes, some of them are painful, but there's a great deal of warmth and love here too. It's a truly wonderful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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