Short Term 12… resonates so strongly thanks in large part to its mosaic of absorbing performances by experienced actors and newcomers alike. Their faces and words express so much, and Cretton asks us to listen carefully. We get to know them well, their vulnerabilities, weaknesses and strengths. In the end, we see them not as individuals, but pieces of a flourishing extended family that’s always welcoming to new members.
Glenn Heath Jr.
September 11, 2013