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March 19, 2011
A pleasing satire on gangsters, hustlers and Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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June 24, 2006
Everything clicks.
September 24, 2005
Sonnenfeld keeps all of this under two hours by cutting the movie at a dazzling clip.
March 20, 2005 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 3, 2005
It's not an official masterpiece, but like Casablanca, it's a virtually flawless product of the Hollywood machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 24, 2005
Released in the shadow of Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty - for all its acclaim - has never received its due as one of the funniest Hollywood films of modern times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 13, 2004
Has more than a few nasty quips directed at Hollywood and the vacuous, egotistical people who populate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 25, 2003
I really never got into this. It's slow, some industry jokes are funny, but mostly really slow. Rene Russo looks great thoughh.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 23, 2003
Not a bad Pulp Fiction rehash.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
It's part of the joke here that Chili is a die-hard cineaste and loves reminiscing about smart, stylish tough-guy films he has enjoyed. Get Shorty belongs on that list.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
A complete delight. See it!
| Original Score: 3.5/4
April 10, 2003
The characters in the film are off-beat and interesting. The dialogue is a pleasure to hear.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 7, 2002
Oh, how this picture satisfies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2002
"Get Shorty" isn't Quentin Tarantino watered down; it's Elmore Leonard done right.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
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