Shortbus Synopsis
Sex becomes a metaphor for life for a group of New Yorkers (Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's refreshing to see a non-mainstream movie that wears its heart and lust on its sleeve, and has anything but violence on its mind.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Mitchell's adventurous, big- hearted, pansexual mosaic of New Yorkers looking for love and orgasms (not necessarily in that order), is a...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In Shortbus, the impish writer-director John Cameron Mitchell does the unthinkable: He puts the joy back in movie sex.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Shortbus is, first and foremost, an experiment -- an accessible, audience-friendly movie about love and sex in which the screen doesn't...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If there is such a thing as hard-core with a soft heart, this is it.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Some viewers will call the whole business pornography, though it doesn't really qualify. The sex is blunt and enthusiastic, but arousing it...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Shortbus is chipper, it's fresh, it emits a distinct musk of controversy. I'll take the longbus.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Shortbus suffers from a vague, ad lib-y script and a cast that, while hardly shy, isn't exactly charismatic.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film lacks the depth and discipline of Mitchell's first film venture, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which makes Shortbus a real...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Mitchell may be another Russ Meyer -- a dubious honor -- but he's no Tony Kushner.
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SHORTBUS ~ Nothing Short of Scintilating

By lugubriousthespian
John Cameron Mitchell's SHORTBUS is a revelation of sorts in Indie film-making with it's flagrant sexualtiy, examination of the human condition and it's all out flair in stylish direction. Funny,...

OFF THE CHART IN PUSHING THE ENVELOPE

By iplyruf
This is not a film for the prude. It fills you with sights and sounds of mind altering conections of sexual conduct and knowing our true being. The result is one of examining our own souls within...

Chick flick with sex

By AmyE690
If you are a homophobe, don't go see this movie.  You will be disturbed by the amount of gay sex.  If you're open-minded, this is the movie to see.  It is about relationships...

Shortbus

By juldol
Great film, with wonderful themes. Very explicit sexual scenes, but done tastefully. I think everyone should see this film, it is quite entertaining!...