Short Term 12

August 27, 2013

directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, 2013

Short Term 12

After winning the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in the narrative feature category, as well as earning both a Best Actress award for its star, Brie Larson, and a rare 10-minute standing ovation at the Locarno Film Festival, writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 finally comes to theaters riding on a wave of sky-high expectations. Alas, not only does Short Term 12 fail to live up to said hype, but the overwhelming acclaim this clichéd and clumsy film is receiving as a revealing and insightful drama is more than a little puzzling.

Read full review at In Review Online


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