• Be Cool
    2 minutes 20 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

Opening

63% Hercules Jul 25
60% Lucy Jul 25
16% And So It Goes Jul 25
90% A Most Wanted Man Jul 25
56% The Fluffy Movie Jul 25

Top Box Office

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $36.3M
56% The Purge: Anarchy $29.8M
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue $17.5M
18% Sex Tape $14.6M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $9.8M
23% Tammy $7.4M
85% 22 Jump Street $4.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.9M
49% Earth to Echo $3.3M
49% Maleficent $3.2M

Coming Soon

100% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Get On Up Aug 01
93% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
46% Child Of God Aug 01

New Episodes Tonight

—— The Almighty Johnsons: Season 1
61% Crossbones: Season 1
82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
—— The Legend of Korra: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

25% Black Box: Season 1
100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
56% Married: Season 1
94% Rectify: Season 2
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Be Cool Reviews

Page 1 of 9
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
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
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
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

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 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
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
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
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
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

It's a big mess, but it's a fun mess.

March 24, 2005
Lindy T. Shepherd
Orlando Weekly

A fun reunion of sorts and a new spin on the senseless sequel.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

March 10, 2005
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

Sequels rarely emerge as anything interesting, much less compelling. This one does. ... Warmed-over Chili is a gas.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 10, 2005
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 7, 2005
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Travolta is the epitome of cool

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

March 7, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic IconTop Critic

One of the cuddliest, cutest movies you'll ever see about mobsters and murderers.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 7, 2005
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Transgressions can be overlooked thanks to cast members so cool they make the title feel like a mantra.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 7, 2005
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Director F. Gary Gray fails to provide the same confidence and snap as Sonnenfeld, but with everyone trying very hard to make this thing work, the rewards are there, if light and short-lived.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

March 7, 2005
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A messy, overlong film, but it's impossible to take seriously and therefore more than a little entertaining.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 7, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic IconTop Critic
May 12, 2006

Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic
February 9, 2006

AV Club
Top Critic IconTop Critic
September 26, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic IconTop Critic
July 5, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005

BBC.com
March 29, 2005

ComingSoon.net
March 5, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 5, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 5, 2005

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2005
Page 1 of 9
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile