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The Short Game


Rated PG for some language.

PG In Theaters 09/20/2013 , 95min.
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Critic score based on 10 reviews

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September 24, 2013
WOW! what a wonderful surprize this movie was! BEST documentary ive seen in a while! CUTE , funny, sweet and i dont' like golf. but these kids are amazing and its a story about LIFE, how to work hard and make sacrifices, how to learn that losing is a part of life. How to win w/ grace , families

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Village Voice
The film works not just because it makes golf enjoyable to watch, but also because, by the end, you get to know these kids. It would be nice to see how they're doing in seven years. Full Review
Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
Greenbaum shoots the game play especially well, employing dynamic camera work and kinetic editing to convey the drama of what non-fans might consider a static sport. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
This window into the world of youthful competition almost entirely disposes of social awareness in favor of routine drama. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Some parents are mellow, and others have instilled emotional problems in their children. This less-than-illuminating work resembles the spelling-bee doc “Spellbound,” only with a promise of high-end endorsements and far more pampering. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
A technically polished but mostly unmoving example of a genre (the watch-kids-do-something-hard doc) assumed to be inherently charming. Full Review

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