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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
ComingSoon.net

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: ComingSoon.net | 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
ColeSmithey.com

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

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B-

April 18, 2009
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

click to read review [Greek]

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
TheMovieReport.com

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: TheMovieReport.com | 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
Cinenganos

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
ViewLondon

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
FilmFocus

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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