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January 1, 2000
Way too much to absorb in 2 hours, and it results in a talky, sanitized, often boring, tragicomedy that begins to fade from memory as soon as you leave the theater.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2002
High expectations only led to huge disappointment.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
September 24, 2005
Sonnenfeld keeps all of this under two hours by cutting the movie at a dazzling clip.
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
January 1, 2000
For all its winking and nudging and brightly colored sense of delirium, the movie is also strangely flat.
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
October 30, 2002
"Get Shorty" isn't Quentin Tarantino watered down; it's Elmore Leonard done right.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
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
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
November 7, 2002
Oh, how this picture satisfies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
It's Hollywood happily mocking itself, with stock characters breaking their molds and digs at everything that is the movie business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
August 29, 2002
Spunky and very funny screen adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1990 novel.
March 19, 2011
A pleasing satire on gangsters, hustlers and Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
May 12, 2001
The result is one of the best movies of the year and by far the most entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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