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  • Rehab movies nearly always make me cringe, as if the audience needs to take medicine, as if hope needs to be force fed. Short Term 12, an exceptional film in every way, breaks the mold. show more

  • Any director who sees Short Term 12 will want to cast Larson in something. This movie puts her on the map. show more

  • Well-written, terrifically acted and compelling. It deftly avoids sentimentality and offers a window into the lives of believable, multilayered characters. show more

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  • January 10, 2014 vicky341
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    A must see film. Great performances by all the actors. John Gallagher Jr. is great in this film. Just love the film!!

  • October 04, 2013 phoebeedw
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    A fabulous movie!!! One of the best that I have seen!

  • September 11, 2013 thevisitor967
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    One of the best films of the year. Because the characters are so well developed, the movie held my attention. I know a lot of people are raving about Brie Larson, but I thought John Gallagher was even better! I thought he turned in a very natural performance, which is not easy to do.

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