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2013 1.7/5 IMDb 7.5/10 (894) PG SuperHD 100 minutes

They are fiercely competitive athletes, determined to become champions on one of the world's toughest golf courses. And they're still in grade school.

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Sky Sudberry, Allan Kournikova, Jed Dy, Zamokuhle Nxasana, Alexa Pano, Amari Avery, Augustin Valery, Kuang Yang, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player Directed by Josh Greenbaum

Movies for ages 8 to 10, Movies for ages 11 to 12, Family Features, Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Sports Movies, Sports & Fitness

Languages: German, Italian, French, Spanish

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NYT Review: A Mean Swing, Between the Cuddles and Flatulence Jokes

“The Short Game” is a documentary about 7- and 8-year-olds competing in an international junior-golf championship. — Nicolas Rapold Read the review

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You don't need to like golf to like -- perhaps even to love -- The Short Game.

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2014-02-07


[The Short Game] finds the most entertaining angle on one of the world's dullest sports.

Peter Debruge, Variety, 2013-09-25


On a cuteness scale -- where 10 is a fuzzy kitten yawning in a hammock -- the chattily uninhibited 7- and 8-year-old golfers of The Short Game score high.

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, 2013-09-19


Like its half-pint stars, The Short Game stands on the cusp of brilliance.

Scott Bowles, USA Today, 2013-09-19


What Greenbaum captures is compelling, and occasionally uncomfortable to watch.

Michael Whitmer, Boston Globe, 2013-09-19


Offers a warts-and-all portrait of these pint-sized athletes and their parents as they tee off on the global stage.

Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times, 2013-09-19


The film works not just because it makes golf enjoyable to watch, but also because, by the end, you get to know these kids.

Daphne Howland, Village Voice, 2013-09-17


This less-than-illuminating work resembles the spelling-bee doc "Spellbound," only with a promise of high-end endorsements and far more pampering.

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 2013-09-19