The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013)

Asad - (director: Bryan Buckley, South Africa) Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above… More

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Release Date: February 1, 2013
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

If you're primed for the sudden shifts in tone, style, story and look, the payoff is one provocative and evocative film after another.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

In between these bookends are some fascinating and diverse offerings.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

There's a little something for everyone.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Although all technically accomplished, this year's batch of live-action shorts is more uneven.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

As unreliable as the Academy Awards may be at every possible level, it's a relief to encounter the 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts ...

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Every film is a balance of style and storytelling, the ideas explored and the medium used to express them.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Typically eclectic and entertaining.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

While there are few genuine knockouts, the 2013 crop is an improvement over last year.

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Leah Churner
Austin Chronicle

This year's Live Action lineup honors a group of directors who've had successful careers in advertising, acting, recording, and arts activism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
The five Oscar nominated live action shorts from 2012, each about 20 minutes long: a dead soldier works for a shadow collector in a steampunkish afterlife, an… More