Number 5, a rogue robot on the run from the law and various scientists, finds sanctuary with the angelic Stephanie Speck (Sheedy) and the goodie-goodie Newton Crosby (Guttenberg). The threesome flee Number 5's captors, trade life stories and two of them fall in love...
Safe, sentimental, and loved by kids, Short Circuit never tries to dissect it's predecessor (E.T.) nor outdo it in any way. Would have been nice to see a human-robot love triangle.
Reviewed by Gavin Bainbridge
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