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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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.
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David Ansen
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.
Harlan Jacobson
TV Guide
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
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Variety Staff
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
July 14, 2006
A very cool, very fresh, very slick crime flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Everything clicks.
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 23, 2003
Not a bad Pulp Fiction rehash.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
A complete delight. See it!
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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
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