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MikePA's Movie Reviews (137)

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Short Term 12 

3/4 stars

Destin Cretton's remake of his pretty fantastic short film (available on the Short Term 12 Blu-ray) falls marginally short in certain regards, but it definitely delivers an interesting story and engaging characters brought to life by Brie Larson's remarkable lead performance. Emotionally, the film never quite reaches the heights that it wishes to achieve, so in the end certain aspects feel a little bit dry. However, it's saved by the fantastic writing, sharp direction, and strong performances. Short Term 12 is a good gem well worth watching.


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