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Be Cool Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Be Cool isn't the biting satire that Get Shorty was. It's lighter, hipper, and, yes, more fun.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

February 11, 2012
Joshua Starnes

Be Cool sounds like it should be good, or at least entertaining, but it's neither. It does have some genuinely fun moments, but lacks a strong narrative to hang them off of. The result is empty, full of contrivances, and ultimately unsatisfying.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

January 7, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Watered-down sequel isn't meant for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

September 30, 2010
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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I was really glad when it was over.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 6, 2010
Cole Smithey

Self-mocking jokes prevail in F. Gary Gray's feisty cinematic version of Elmore Leonard's irreverent Los Angeles based novel.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

April 18, 2009
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 10, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The characters are still engaging, but the story is a mess this time around.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

June 8, 2005
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Nothing here feels authentic--not the occasionally funny thugs or the supposed 'street cred' vibe that hits like a thud.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: D

June 7, 2005
Michael Dequina

Less like a story than an assemblage of moments and top-notch character acting, but as far as cinematic trifles go, it's guilt-free.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

May 10, 2005
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun

There's some fun to be had here, but measured against Get Shorty, the movie doesn't fare so well.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

May 6, 2005
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum

The whole film is a great piece of eye candy with many LA sites and a lot of music and action.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/4

April 14, 2005
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

...attempts to look effortless in seeming hip, but the wink-wink, nudge-nudge jokes about sequels, Hollywood, and the music world come off as familiar and self-congratulatory.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: D+

April 13, 2005
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

A half-hearted, loosey-goosey sequel so floppy and laid-back that it just sort of lounges on a sun chair and soaks up the audience's good intentions.

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee | Original Score: C-

April 10, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Funny and smart, nicely crafted without being overly artsy, and quirky but approachable. If only every sequel were this much fun.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2005
Alex Ramirez

Entretenida, obligada a quienes gustaron de las primeras aventuras de Chili Palmer, y con un soundtrack que sacará a más de uno a la pista de baile.

Full Review Source: Cinenganos | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2005
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Get 'Shorty out of your head for a couple of goofy, irreverent hours and there's a good chance you'll enjoy this inferior yet amiable sequel.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 6, 2005
Matthew Turner

Thurman looks desperately uncomfortable throughout the entire film, Keitel fails to make any real impact and the less said about Vince Vaughn's desperate mugging as a wannabe gangsta, the better.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

April 2, 2005
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

too amiably daft to be truly biting.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

April 2, 2005
Joe Utichi

Here's hoping the cast of Be Cool can pick up their careers after the release of this film.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 33/100

March 27, 2005
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

Despite some dead spots, it's still a fun, and very funny, ride.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 24, 2005
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