Shortcut

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This road trip horror outing may take one Shortcut too many to count as a truly satisfying journey, but refreshing brevity and a show-don't-tell approach smooth the ride.

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A mysterious creature terrorizes five teenage friends after their bus takes a shortcut on a desolate road in the wild.

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Critic Reviews for Shortcut

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (10)

  • If only someone had course-corrected the filmmakers on their own route to making this letdown of a horror road-movie, which gets off to a good start before losing its way.

    September 26, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Both an amateurish production and a mindless genre exercise.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • While "Shortcut" won't win awards, it does take us on a joyride back to the old-school horror style, in which the scares are teased rather than trumpeted. It is ideal drive-in fare.

    September 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The only thing that Shortcut gets right is the movie's title, which could describe how this vapid horror flick bypasses anything resembling a good story.

    October 9, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Overall, Shortcut is a squarely solid little creature feature with a little heart and a great monster.

    September 30, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Even if the setting feels a little dull, and the narrative rather repetitive, there are just enough moments of unnerving nastiness to keep us watching.

    September 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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