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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If there is such a thing as hard-core with a soft heart, this is it. show more

  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Mitchell may be another Russ Meyer -- a dubious honor -- but he's no Tony Kushner. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Shortbus suffers from a vague, ad lib-y script and a cast that, while hardly shy, isn't exactly charismatic. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Some viewers will call the whole business pornography, though it doesn't really qualify. The sex is blunt and enthusiastic, but arousing it ain't. In fact, when Shortbus arrives on DVD, viewers may be fast-forwarding through the sex to get to the acting. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film lacks the depth and discipline of Mitchell's first film venture, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which makes Shortbus a real disappointment. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It's refreshing to see a non-mainstream movie that wears its heart and lust on its sleeve, and has anything but violence on its mind. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Shortbus is, first and foremost, an experiment -- an accessible, audience-friendly movie about love and sex in which the screen doesn't fade to black once the actors start taking off their clothes. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Mitchell's adventurous, big- hearted, pansexual mosaic of New Yorkers looking for love and orgasms (not necessarily in that order), is a rare example of a nonporn film that doesn't exploit graphic sex as a gimmick. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A darkly comic trifle that follows in the footsteps of such films as Catherine Breillat's "Romance" (2000), "The Brown Bunny" (2003) and Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs" (2004) by incorporating hard-core sex into a nonpornographic narrative. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    In Shortbus, the impish writer-director John Cameron Mitchell does the unthinkable: He puts the joy back in movie sex. show more

  • February 13, 2014 moviefanmark
    Report This User

    A Delusive Gay Porn Movie With Explicit Sex Of Auto ********,******** and With No Comedy At All. The Producers Of The Movie By Making This X-rated Film Aimed At Attracting Adults To See The Movie.The Explicit Sex In The Movie Made It Too Commercial & Rubbish.

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