Short Cuts

Short Cuts

DVD - 2008
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A look at human life and American culture with over 20 characters' lives interweaving.
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2008
Edition: Director-approved special ed
ISBN: 9781604650945
Call Number: DVD F SHOR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (183 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 20, 2018

I normally like Altman's guidance; this was an exception.

interweaving contemporaneous story lines, this is Altman's masterpiece, for sure. If there is such a thing as a 1, 2-punch in filmmaking, THE PLAYER, and this one, are Altman's. as with most of his ensembles, the list of stars just keeps going and going. Madeiline Stowe, as Tim Robbins' long-suffering wife, deserves a mention, here. so does Chris Penn. as does the actor who later played as Iron Man. as does Lili Taylor, of DOGFIGHT fame. Lili Tomlin, Tom Waites, Huey Lewis of THE NEWS, Matthew Modine. as I said, the list just keeps going. Actors seem to thrive under Robert's direction, in a way quite unlike the way actors performed under his mentor, Alfred Hitchcock. But the story rules here. Taken from several stories by Raymond Carver, but not exactly: they have been given the Altman treatment.

May 14, 2016

Pretty good movie. Different stories of characters that were intertwined. Julianne Moore was quite young in it.

Apr 13, 2016

This is another masterpiece by late director Robert Altman. At three hours long, the storyline focuses on several families in LA. Most families are dysfunctional, with flawed characters. But I can't help but want to know more about them, and their hidden secrets. For me, the 3 hours flew by fast. And this film affirms Altman's position as one of the best directors from America.

Jan 22, 2016

A very good movie, the story parts flow smoothly. The acting is good. No boring moments while watching it. Sensitive parts are tastefully done. Well mixed sarcasm and humor. It is though not a comedy.

Feb 23, 2014

too many unpleasant characters in these stories...I turned it off and put away the book when I started feeling like I was being compelled to hang around people I didn't really like. I'm sure it's all high quality work, but "Why?"

jlazcan Oct 14, 2011

This film has a very impressive cast. It was made almost 20 years ago so you see current Hollywood stars in their earlier years. There is nudity in some scenes that seems senseless and the film goes off the rails at some points, but overall this movie is watchable, but a bit of a snoozer.


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laustcawz Aug 05, 2013

"How many clowns can you fit in this car?"

laustcawz Feb 26, 2012

"You know, scientifically speaking, Marion, there's no such thing as 'beyond natural color'."


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Apr 13, 2016

Sexual Content: Numerous scenes of nudity and sexual activities.


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