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  • Summary: John Travolta is back as Chili Palmer in Be Cool, a sequel to the comedy smash Get Shorty. This time, Chili becomes a different kind of "hit" man -- he abandons the movie industry to bring his wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics to the music business. (MGM)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 38
  2. Negative: 15 out of 38
  1. It's instantly forgettable, but smooth fun most of the way.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Despite a cast and production that seem to promise one of the year's first movies of any note, Cool never translates its promo-photo flashiness into authenticity on screen.
  3. 50
    Considered as a sequel, Be Cool is not an insult, but it’s a lazy, rhythmless, and redundant piece of moviemaking.
  4. 40
    Isn't assaultive or dumb, just slack and de-energized, as if its batteries start running down in the first frame.
  5. Recycling is a good idea in principle, but certain products should be sent directly to a landfill without re-use. Be Cool, the feeble film follow-up to "Get Shorty," is one of them.
  6. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    38
    Blunderingly out-of-touch, star-studded embarrassment of a sequel.
  7. 0
    Be Cool proves that when "cool" evaporates all it leaves are embarrassing little puddles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 54
  2. Negative: 29 out of 54
  1. nasc
    May 23, 2009
    10
    amazing movie, ridiculously funny,travolta was class ,keitel was the funniest ive ever seen him,too funny,vince vaghn was fantastic perfect amazing movie, ridiculously funny,travolta was class ,keitel was the funniest ive ever seen him,too funny,vince vaghn was fantastic perfect role for him and generally very well made movie,funny and not trying to be serious, just great Expand
  2. SönkeA.
    Feb 11, 2008
    10
    Nice Movie!
  3. Jay
    Sep 17, 2005
    9
    Hardly the best movie of the year, but you have to give this film props. Be Cool, is a cool, funny, up beat film that picks up after just 10 Hardly the best movie of the year, but you have to give this film props. Be Cool, is a cool, funny, up beat film that picks up after just 10 mins. Christina Milian is excellent as the popstar trying to make it big in the star studded capital! Uma Thurman sizzles in the role of Record exec while John Travolta reprises his role as Chilli Palmer, the coolest guy of them all. The whole cast do a terrific job of bringing the wacky characters to life, with Andre 3000 and Cedric The Entertainer, to The Rock (a gay bodyguard) and Steve Tyler. Be Cool won't be winning any oscars but if your looking for abit of fun on a saturday night and have a few dollars rent this movie, (or buy it) you will not be disappointed! Expand
  4. Sam
    Oct 15, 2005
    3
    A terrifyingly boring, pathetic, and uncool sequel to the classic Get Shorty. Sure the Rock and Chilly Palmer are cool, and Christina Millian A terrifyingly boring, pathetic, and uncool sequel to the classic Get Shorty. Sure the Rock and Chilly Palmer are cool, and Christina Millian has a good voice and knows how to do the piano, but whenit comes to lirics she just plain sucks. Expand
  5. JasonB
    Mar 10, 2009
    2
    Quite possibly the worst film I've ever seen.... its excruciating in oarts.
  6. EricS
    Feb 22, 2007
    1
    The move had no base. The plot was lost and there was poor acting bu actors that i wanted much more from. the movie did have its good moments The move had no base. The plot was lost and there was poor acting bu actors that i wanted much more from. the movie did have its good moments but all in all it was a poor movie. Expand
  7. ou812me
    Sep 24, 2006
    0
    Still can't actually believe how bad this movie is.

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