Shortbus

critic Reviews

, 68% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The sex may be explicit, but Mitchell integrates it into the characters' lives and serves the whole story up with a generous dose of sweetness and wit.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark BourneFilm.com
    Shortbus is not, above all, 'dirty.' What it is, in fact, is a nice movie, one of the nicest to come down the pike since March of the Penguins.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Melissa AndersonTime Out
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Stella PapamichaelBBC.com
    Everything comes to a head in a touchy-feely climax (if you catch our drift) where, ironically, it isn't the strong sex but all the singing and handholding that's the real turn-off.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Anna SmithEmpire Magazine
    A gleefully subversive but over-simplistic rude little indie that's starting to gain cult status.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Andrew SarrisObserver
    One woman's quest for the perfect orgasm may strike sophisticated viewers as the stuff of sexual farce at best, but Sook-Yin Lee's Sofia brings both emotion and eroticism to the proceedings, and for this Mr. Mitchell should be commended.
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jonathan RosenbaumChicago Reader
    It runs out of energy before the end.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matthew LucasThe Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
    An exuberant, audacious and deeply poignant film that crosses lines and shatters barriers with exhilaratingly untrammeled glee.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Annie WagnerThe Stranger (Seattle, WA)
    Shortbus could stand to lose 30 minutes off its flabbily melancholic denouement.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dorothy WoodendThe Tyee (British Columbia)
    Those with small bus issues, cast aside your inadequacies and embrace the juicy pumping heart of this oddly sweet film.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tara ThorneThe Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
    In Mitchell's casting-a roster of unknowns results in uneven performances that border on bad sometimes, yet he manages to keep it all on track.
    Read full article