Short Cuts

Short Cuts ★★★½

A series of mostly loosely interconnected stories about family, loss, life and love in general.

Boy, can we just talk about that ending? That whole last act was totally depressing. Jeez! In some way, you could see it fits the whole past 3hrs or so, but at the end its certainly among Altman's darkest conclusions.

In terms of the movie itself, it was very good. Its not on the same level of MASH or Nashville, nor The Player in terms of less choral movies. Yet some of the stories and the way they are connected were rather interesting and very good. They all range from funny to pure darkness (one word: fishermen). The performances were really good as well, though most of them always feel like they were just in a numb state or something.

As to be expected, the camera work and some of the cinematography were really good, Altman by that time became pretty much a master of this craft.

All in all, while it doesn't live up to the expectations and many of the stories can be quite boring, it has enough good things in it that might certainly worth a watch.

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