It's like a live-action cartoon all amped up on sugar?but in a fun way, not an aneurysm-inducing Speed Racer way.
—Matt Stevens E!
More like a summer-camp theater project than a studio movie...
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
Fast-paced, imaginative and often cute, Shorts is slight but enjoyable family fare.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
At their best, Rodriguez's movies feel handcrafted. At their worst, they feel half-assed. And sometimes they range from inspired to lazy so wildly, it becomes hard to tell the difference.
—Keith Phipps Onion AV Club
...Shorts doesn't even pretend to be a quality family film. Instead, this is Saturday matinee moviemaking at its silliest...
—Bill Gibron filmcritic.com
...not especially funny...
—Leah Rozen People
...may have a more complex narrative than Spy Kids but it's otherwise just as bland.
—Simon Abrams Slant Magazine
It might be time for Rob ert Rodriguez to fire his story-development execs -- his sons Racer and Rebel.
—Kyle Smith New York Post