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Shorts (2009)

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Robert Rodriguez

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About the Movie

Eleven-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag for the bullies of the suburban community of Black Falls, where his and everyone else's parents work for Black Box Industries, makers of the do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation. But during a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes to anyone who finds it, falls from the sky. Suddenly, the neighborhood that Toe already thinks is weird is about to get a lot weirder. As the Rainbow Rock ricochets around the town - from kid to kid and parent to parent - wishes-come-true quickly turn the neighborhood upside down in a wild rampage of everything from tiny aliens to giant boogers. From Robert Rodriguez, director of "Spy Kids," comes a magical fantasy adventure told through a series of shorts that each brings to life the sometimes wonderful, often terrible, and totally out-of-control wishes that become far more than Toe and his neighbors ever imagined.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 101
  • Fresh: 46
  • Rotten: 55
  • Average Rating: 5.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Yes, I realize this is a kids' movie, but that's no excuse for short-circuiting creativity. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The latest child's-eye adventure from Robert Rodriguez, Shorts doesn't hit the heights of his Spy Kids series. But it provides just enough smart, silly fun for families desperately seeking an easy escape from hazy August humidity. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: The movie is as lumpy and misshapen as a giant booger. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: If parents feel like they've seen much of Shorts before, its celebration of mayhem and restless, thrill-seeking vibe will absorb young viewers, especially as the boredom of late summer begins to set in. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


It had its cute moments here and there, but honesty it wasn't that enjoyable. Mabye it would be worth a rent, but I'm not so sure.

YAY SECOND POST!! but other than that its a stupid movie

i hate this movie its so stupid don't buy it!! pleez do urself a favor in this economy we cant afford to buy stupid movies so just dont buy it ok???!!!!


any movie Robert Rodriguez directs, I think it would be really weird. the Spy Kids movies were good, Sharkboy and Lavagirl was kind of weird, but when I herd about this, It does look stupid.

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Shorts (2009)
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 2009

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