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Short Term 12

Grace, a 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility, navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. To cope, Grace will have to make difficult perceptions and decisions that could put her career, and more importantly her charges, at dire risk.
Keywords:  #Alex Calloway #Brie Larson #Destin Daniel Cretton #Diana-Maria Riva #Frantz Turner #John Gallagher Jr. #Kaitlyn Dever #Keith Stanfield #Kevin Hernandez #Lydia Du Veaux #Melora Walters #Rami Malek #Short Term 12 #Stephanie Beatriz
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Toronto Star
November 14, 2013
At times Short Term 12 seems uncertain where it's going, but this matches the circumstances of both staff and residents.
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Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Here is a movie overflowing with compassion, warmth and good humor.
Bust Magazine
October 07, 2016
[Larson] delivers a character that feels achingly human, and she does it brilliantly.
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Globe and Mail
November 15, 2013
The film's climax feels a little rushed and overwrought, but the movie's real resonance is its exploration of empathy and vocation.
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Consequence of Sound
September 03, 2015
Larson delivers one of the great performances of 2013.
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Chicago Sun-Times
September 13, 2013
It's one of the best movies of the year and one of the truest portrayals I've ever seen about troubled teens and the people who dedicate their lives to trying to help them.
February 12, 2016
What could be a portrait of instability and institutional failings, however, becomes quite a moving story of the commitment of two counselors (Larson and John Gallagher Jr.) who came through the foster system themselves and take their jobs very seriously.
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Time Out
October 29, 2013
There's heart, soul and personality to burn in 'Short Term 12' ... But this is a film that, like many of its young characters, desperately needs to calm down.
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Detroit News
September 20, 2013
"Short Term 12" is a sly wonder of a film. It brings you into its unique world and then slowly reveals its characters, letting them unfold gradually, organically.
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News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
October 17, 2014
Raw, intense, human and absorbing.
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April 17, 2016
Cinematic without belying its "slice of life" vibe, emotionally enveloping without being saccharine, and wonderfully acted across the board.
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Chicago Reader
December 10, 2013
Set in a foster-care facility outside of San Francisco, this independent drama is vivid and heartfelt in its depiction of social work, at times recalling some of Frederick Wiseman's great documentary portraits.
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IMDb: 7
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