Shortcut

critic Reviews

, 58% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • This road trip horror outing may take one Shortcut too many to count as a truly satisfying journey, but refreshing brevity and a show-don't-tell approach smooth the ride.
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    Courtney HowardVariety
    If only someone had course-corrected the filmmakers on their own route to making this letdown of a horror road-movie, which gets off to a good start before losing its way.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    Both an amateurish production and a mindless genre exercise.
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    Marc SavlovAustin Chronicle
    The kindest thing I can say for Shortcut is that the briefly-glimpsed practical monster effects by Rome-based EFX outfit Makinarium (Zoolander 2) are nicely done.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    While "Shortcut" won't win awards, it does take us on a joyride back to the old-school horror style, in which the scares are teased rather than trumpeted. It is ideal drive-in fare.
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    Simon FosterScreen-Space
    A serviceable creature-feature that will play well enough with housebound under-'20s, the patch-quilt monster-movie/teen drama Shortcut is light on logic but buoyed by an engaging spirit.
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    Michelle SwopeDread Central
    While there are great performances, intense moments, and a little bit of blood, Shortcut is a creature feature whose creature comes up short.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    A poorly made monster fantasy film.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The only thing that Shortcut gets right is the movie's title, which could describe how this vapid horror flick bypasses anything resembling a good story.
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    Deirdre CrimminsThat Shelf
    Overall, Shortcut is a squarely solid little creature feature with a little heart and a great monster.
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    Even if the setting feels a little dull, and the narrative rather repetitive, there are just enough moments of unnerving nastiness to keep us watching.
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