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Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
An award winning film that is thoroughly entertaining, one that you can watch again, and again, and ....
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dragan Antulov
September 27, 2002
High expectations only led to huge disappointment.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
What makes it work is also the performances from the all star cast, as well as Barry Sonnenfeld's stylish direction. He achieves to make a movie that's talkative and fast-paced at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 29, 2002
Spunky and very funny screen adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1990 novel.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's Travolta -- smooth, commanding, handsome as ever, a cool, rhythmic bop in his walk -- who owns the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O nome do jogo é, resumindo, correr até a locadora e pegar este excelente filme, antes que alguém seja mais rápido e chegue primeiro.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
It all goes to proves that Travolta's success is deserved.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The result is one of the best movies of the year and by far the most entertaining.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
It has a good pace and a few twists that keep the audience guessing, but the real magic lies in the characters and what they can reveal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
In the category of amiable diversions it's awfully tough to improve on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
While it's quite possible for the cinematically unaware to enjoy this film, this is a real treat for movie buffs. The story is as much about the love of motion pictures as it is about gangsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
One of the pleasures of Get Shorty is watching the way the plot moves effortlessly from crime to the movies - not a long distance, since both industries are based on fear, greed, creativity and intimidation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Andrew Collins
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
By turns satirically glamorous and seedily dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Irresistibly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This comic potboiler about gangsters in Hollywood would be a great piece of fun even without Travolta. But as a loan shark from Miami with a charming bedside manner and bigtime movie dreams, he raises the fun quotient into the sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
For all its winking and nudging and brightly colored sense of delirium, the movie is also strangely flat.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Very enjoyable, though uneven, comedy comparing the world of organized crime to the world of Hollywood high rollers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
I did enjoy the intermittent good parts and Travolta's performance is a delight, but the rest of the movie is a waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
One thing is certain: Danny DeVito's production company Jersey Films is turning into a major industry force.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
Minor, but amusingly droll.
| Original Score: 3/4
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