"...Big, tumultuous, very fine....Most of the performances are astonishing..."
New York Times
"...An arch tapestry..." - Recommended
"...SHORT CUTS is a logical triumph, certainly; a masterpiece of orchestration....Comic touches...biting irony and delight in observation..."
Sight and Sound
"...Robert Altman has made his most complex and full-bodied human comedy since NASHVILLE in SHORT CUTS..."
"...SHORT CUTS splices together a world of gummed-up connections, of lives overlapping in an awesome plaid of chance encounters and terrible accidents..."
"...Altman is fascinated by the accidental nature of life....He likes the messiness and coincidence of real life, where you can do your best, and some days it's just not good enough..."
5 stars out of 5 -- "SHORT CUTS paints a lonely picture of modern Los Angeles, capturing the idiosyncrasies of human behavior amid the uncertainty of everyday existence."Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "An A-grade cast offer some of their best work ever: Jack Lemmon gives one of his most affecting late performances..."Uncut