Short Term 12 Poster

Release Date: September 20th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2014

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
A supervisor (Brie Larson) at a group home for at-risk teens connects with a new resident (Kaitlyn Dever) while facing a personal crisis of her own.

Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek, Alex Calloway, Kevin Hernandez, Keith Stanfield

Director: Destin Cretton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Animal Kingdom, Traction Media

Trailers & Clips

view all

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • Short Term 12, a low-budget feature only 96 minutes long, is a big deal on a small scale: for what it reveals of Mr. Cretton as a filmmaker — especially as a storyteller, and a director of actors within tautly constructed scenes — and of Ms. Larson's abundant talent. show more

  • A genuinely moving look at life in a group foster home that avoids most of the usual routes into viewers' hearts. show more

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com
moviefone newsletter
Want more? Signup for our newsletter to get movie and TV show news, exclusive content, the latest trailers, giveaways and much more
By signing up I accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy