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Be Cool Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 11, 2012
Be Cool isn't the biting satire that Get Shorty was. It's lighter, hipper, and, yes, more fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 30, 2010
Watered-down sequel isn't meant for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
April 18, 2009
Self-mocking jokes prevail in F. Gary Gray's feisty cinematic version of Elmore Leonard's irreverent Los Angeles based novel.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 10, 2006
click to read review [Greek]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
May 10, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 14, 2005
The whole film is a great piece of eye candy with many LA sites and a lot of music and action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
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
Alex Ramirez
April 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 24, 2005
Despite some dead spots, it's still a fun, and very funny, ride.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 24, 2005
It's a big mess, but it's a fun mess.
Lindy T. Shepherd
Orlando Weekly
March 10, 2005
A fun reunion of sorts and a new spin on the senseless sequel.
| Original Score: 3/5
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
March 10, 2005
Sequels rarely emerge as anything interesting, much less compelling. This one does. ... Warmed-over Chili is a gas.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
March 7, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
March 7, 2005
Travolta is the epitome of cool
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 7, 2005
One of the cuddliest, cutest movies you'll ever see about mobsters and murderers.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
March 7, 2005
Transgressions can be overlooked thanks to cast members so cool they make the title feel like a mantra.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
March 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 7, 2005
A messy, overlong film, but it's impossible to take seriously and therefore more than a little entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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