Short Term 12

Lists: Drama, HPR Selects

Brief Synopsis: "The film follows Grace, a young supervisor at a foster-care facility, as she looks after the teens in her charge and reckons with her own troubled past. An unsparingly authentic film, full of both heart and surprising humor."

Overall Ranking: 124 (Rank from 2013: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 82.35%
Regular 17.65%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Patrick Devitt100
Nathan Zoebl97 - Short Term 12 is the kind of movie you bug your friends until they finally watch it. Ladies and gents, commence bugging.
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Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread93(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown93(full review)
Bryan Lienesch91 - Brie Larson is an emotional maelstrom in this little story that redefines what a family is and, more importantly, what it can be.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest91
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins90(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90
Thomas Pollock90
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Mr Jeffery of JDB Records88(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
SForbes80(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis80(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)

People Involved

  • Brie Larson (Grace)
  • John Gallagher Jr. (Mason)
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Jayden)
  • Melora Walters (Dr. Hendler)
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Jessica)
  • Rami Malek (Nate)
  • Alex Calloway (Sammy)
  • Kevin Hernandez (Luis)
  • Lydia Du Veaux (Kendra)
  • Keith Stanfield (Marcus)
  • Frantz Turner (Jack)
  • Diana Maria Riva (Nurse Beth)
  • Harold Cannon (Masons Dad)
  • Silvia Curiel (Masons Mom)
  • Melora Walters (Dr. Hendler)
  • Brandee Allen (Shawnta)
  • Destin Cretton (Director)
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