Stars In Shorts
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On the heels of the annual Oscar Nominated Short Films program, ShortsHD presents Stars in Shorts, a collection of short films featuring some of the world's biggest actors. Judi Dench is a neophyte in the complicated landscape of internet dating in "Friend Request Pending." Colin Firth is an unusually needy neighbor to Keira Knightley in "Steve." Lily Tomlin gets lost on her way to a funeral in "Procession." Jason Alexander is a screenwriter at the end of his rope in the musical short "Not Your Time." Also including short films starring Kenneth… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"They showcase not just the acting chops of Colin Firth, Lily Tomlin, Julia Stiles and others, but some fresh writing-directing talents, too."
‑ Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times
"Its most consistent pleasures derive more from its performances than from storytelling."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"It doesn't deliver a consistently enjoyable experience, because the quality of this compilation varies wildly."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"A very mixed bag of short films, but Lily Tomlin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Judi Dench and Penny Ryder make it worth catching."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"The celebs are having a holiday good time, even when the stories aren't particularly distinguished."
‑ Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
""Stars in Shorts" lives up to its title by offering the likes of Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Jason Alexander, Keira Knightley, Lily Tomlin, Kenneth Branagh and Julia Stiles in films ranging from eight to 25 minutes."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"None of the seven shorts here is worth a single, well-made feature."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Most of the shorts in this ambitious package are worthy of expanding for their own sakes."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"...a package of short films starring big-name stars, and it's hard to think how else you would get to see so many doing what they do best in a single evening..."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, PopMatters
"The performances in tandem with the writing take most of these seven movies to interesting places."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"This assemblage of star-filled shorts makes for a generally rewarding grab bag."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Overall, this is a decent little collection, and worth seeing for those seeking something different."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Four of the seven short films are worthwhile. That sounds like wait-for-video to me."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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