• Short Term 12 (2013) Rating & Reviews

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

  • 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

  • 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

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