Atom User Reviews for Shortcut
Majority of the scenes for this film drag on for way too long. Some scenes were unnecessary and could have been cut. The “backstory” had no real context for the plot and also could have been cut. This film has so much potential but went nowhere. The practical effects for the monster were great though.
Attack the Block this is not. Shortcut is too violent and foul-mouthed for kids, yet too tame and juvenile for adults, bound to leave horror aficionados indifferent. You’ll be better off watching Jeepers Creepers 2 instead, and that’s really saying something.
The wheels come off Shortcut pretty much the moment the kids have to flee that bus.