Get Shorty Reviews

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October 25, 2019
How cool can a mere movie be? A perfect cast and great script, based on a hilariously witty best seller, are key elements. When you add a talented director and let the magic of Hollywood take over, the result is Get Shorty.
October 25, 2019
Like the Elmore Leonard novel it adapts, Get Shorty is fast, very funny, minorly caustic, and about as consequential and lasting as the movies Chili himself tries to green-light.
January 12, 2019
Get Shorty - for all its critical and commercial acclaim - has never received its due as one of the funniest Hollywood films of modern times.
November 20, 2018
Get Shorty belongs to a long line of spoofs that still appeal to Hollywood magic in their very design.
January 5, 2018
It's terrifically entertaining.
September 7, 2011
March 19, 2011
A pleasing satire on gangsters, hustlers and Hollywood.
May 7, 2008
A freewheeling comedy-thriller with the gift of the gab.
May 7, 2008
Hollywood has been in love with mobsters since the beginning of movies. But the other side of the equation has seldom been considered. That is, until now.
May 7, 2008
This Hollywood is the one we want to believe exists: no film school snots here, no MBA's, no dock-worker philosophers-turned-screenwriters. Just a town full of second-rate swindlers where a clear-eyed racketeer can keep his eye on the ball and rise.
May 7, 2008
A drolly offbeat look at Hollywood mores dedicated to the proposition that the best preparation for becoming a film producer is a stint in the criminal underworld.
May 7, 2008
An entertaining comedy-thriller adapted by Scott Frank from the Elmore Leonard best-seller and directed with bounce (if not much nuance) by Barry Sonnenfeld.
July 14, 2006
A very cool, very fresh, very slick crime flick.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Everything clicks.
September 24, 2005
Sonnenfeld keeps all of this under two hours by cutting the movie at a dazzling clip.
July 5, 2005
March 20, 2005
...it seems clear that Get Shorty will appeal mostly to those familiar with the source material - as it has to be more coherent and fleshed out than this.
March 3, 2005
It's not an official masterpiece, but like Casablanca, it's a virtually flawless product of the Hollywood machine.
October 4, 2004
June 4, 2004
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