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Ben S (br) wrote: A part of the recent influx of Netflix backed features - which most notably includes Oscar-nominated The Square (2014) - The Short Game is exactly the sort of frothy, populist documentary you'd expect to stumble across while scrolling through pages of streaming recommendations. Following a host of the world's most spoilt brats as they compete at the World Championships of Junior Golf in North Carolina, the documentary is able to attain a certain cutesy appeal, but never much more than that, as it skims over the surface of the weird world of mini golf pros.For starters, the 7-year-olds are drawn with a dismissive reductiveness. Young French golfer, Augustin, is introduced in a crested blazer in front of the Eiffel Tower declaring his love for art. Zamokhule from South Africa enters dancing around in front of some giraffes. Allan Kournikova (brother of Anna) is presented as hideously pampered cash-, fame- and success-hungry brat. And this is about the extent of director Josh Greenbaum's ambition, introducing some stereotyped entrants and then covering their progress in the championship for half the running time.The real meat of the story would be in their relationships with their parents, which The Short Game does touch on, but with nothing like the depth or enthusiasm it should. There are a few touching moments of tears, missed shots and angry words - but on the whole the overbearing parents are given a very easy ride. "I don't feel like I'm giving up my childhood, I feel like golf is my childhood," says Allan when questioned about the sport. Surely the saddest statement ever heard from a 7-year-old, and one that should be interrogated more deeply.Part of the problem is that all the kids have been brainwashed into the generic language of sport and reinforced pep talks, so for the most part the fact they are so young is just a novelty - the same words could be coming out of the mouths of any pro. When this glassy eyed mask does occasionally slip and they play and babble like real children, The Short Game is able to find its highlight - the adorable kids, who may inhabit this dry, adult world of putting greens and branded caps, but underneath it all just want to have fun. For a good third of the film we are basically watching a golf tournament play out, with the chopping and changing leaderboard, ESPN commentary and overly engineered drama. How you take to this depends entirely on your love of the sport, but after the initial novelty of seeing pocket-size Tiger Woods ripping drives and sinking putts I became weary of it. The Short Game is a honkingly simplistic film that never finds anything worth saying, but as a diverting, entertaining glance at the micro-sport it provides some good-natured fun.
bill s (nl) wrote: Just a pale pale PALE excuse for a horror movie.
Elise C (de) wrote: Never would I think a film should be made of this game. Of course it looks like a bunch of cosplayers decided to put it together, goofy hair and all. Certain details of the cases are different and Maya needed to be more peppy, but it kinda worked and kept faithful to the game's structure and over-the-top silliness.
Susan K (it) wrote: this plot sounds insane and impossible. have to see it haha
Gary G (ag) wrote: (4 stars out of 5) A really strong cast including Glenn Close, James Marsden, Jessie Bradford, Elizabeth Banks and Matthew Davis bring this "six degrees" stage play to film. Without giving too much away, the characters are all at a crossroads in their lives and in this one 24 hour period their truths, secrets and lies are exposed which forces them all to take a hard look at where their lives are headed. If you love this film I highly recommend "Six Degrees of Separation", it's filmed with similar themes only executed with a nudge more introspection and raw tangible emotion.
Caroline P (mx) wrote: Gets better and better every time I see it. The subtle humor and nuances of each character come out more and more.
Annette H (ca) wrote: Maybe this is meant for guys only? I found this painful, stilted and sad to watch. The fact that the actors are mostly portraying themselves makes it worse. I really wanted to like this but gave up after 34 minutes, I just couldn't stomach anymore.
Hannah D (jp) wrote: I really ike this movie, it's fun.
Brett B (de) wrote: Rod Serling's searing screenplay and the impressively stark black-and-white cinematography are two compelling reasons to give this film a look. More important, though, is Lancaster, who owns the film, delivering a dark and powerful performance, one filled with anger and righteous indignation; it's one of his very best roles.
Connor B (kr) wrote: My favorite Bond film.
Dougal S (br) wrote: Is this film weird? Oh yes...Set in New Orleans a woman has a rented room in a blind man's house where she meets her young lover for a passionate affair. When she leaves here children alone one day to see said lover her young daughter responds by drowning her brother in the bath. Rushing home in a panic the woman and lover are in a car crash in which he gets decapitated. Flash forward a year and the mother has been released from the asylum she's spent the last twelve months in and returns to her rented room - and then it starts getting really weird.The first film from Lamberto Bava this slow boil giallo never manages to reach the heights of his more illustrious father's films but does manage to pull off a distinctly seedy feel to proceedings. The blind house owner is the only positive character, a wandering innocent, whilst the rest of the cast play out their bizarre psychosis around him.The body counts isn't particularly high for a giallo and the gore quotient isn't massive aside from the grand climax and much of it has the feel of a TV movie - if the TV companies had ever commissioned sleezy psycho-sexual pictures. It does stick in the memory though (mainly due to it's central plot premise) and is one for fans of the genre or those wanting to relive the halcyon days of the early video boom where this sort of fare was peddled out by every corner newspaper shop wanting to turn a quick buck.
Scott R (br) wrote: Good Disney family entertainment with Mike Fink the king of the river! Has the feeling of a TV movie.
ric I (fr) wrote: Much like its sister film "Make Mine Music" before it, "Melody Time" initially seems made to conveniently make use of material left over from previous efforts-specifically the "Blame It on the Samba" number. Fortunately, that may just be the film's weakest link. The rest shines through with the enjoyable narratives of "Little Toot" and "Johnny Appleseed," as well as the subtle beauty of the poetic "Trees" among others. It is also possibly the most repelling appearance by the moderately-talented Bobby Driscoll (and thankfully the briefest), and to his annoyance at the presence of women in a cowboy story I can only say that those last few minutes with Slue-Foot Sue are the most amusing and downright hilarious in the story of the obnoxiously cocky "Pecos Bill."
Samuel H (kr) wrote: Powerful film of an even more powerful moment. Kurt Russell is superb, and Disney makes a very enjoyable movie.
Cosmin I (de) wrote: Paul Verhoeven vastly underrated and highly entertaining science fiction flick defined my adolescent years with a raw vision of how our most basic instincts define our choices and behaviors. One of those rare movies that functions as both easy popcorn fare as well as sharp satire. 4 1/2 stars