Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: March 4, 2005
6.4
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Generally favorable reviews based on 131 Ratings
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SönkeA.Feb 11, 2008
Nice Movie!
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nascMay 23, 2009
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
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JaySep 17, 2005
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 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
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PatC.Jun 30, 2006
A Tarantino-style knock-off with Travolta in a role of non-stop Jedi mind tricks, and a disinterested performance by Thurman.
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StevenFJul 27, 2013
Chili Palmer returns in this long-gestating sequel to Get Shorty, and while John Travolta has a new entourage of famous faces including Uma Thurman, Harvey Kietel, Vince Vaughn and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, they don't save the film fromChili Palmer returns in this long-gestating sequel to Get Shorty, and while John Travolta has a new entourage of famous faces including Uma Thurman, Harvey Kietel, Vince Vaughn and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, they don't save the film from being a very lazy and glam-ridden piece that barely dents the intelligence and comic timing of the original.
But while the film shows bright sparks in many moments, it ultimately repeats and and rehashes all the things that made the original shine. But we kick off with Chili reminiscing about the days he spent as a movie producer, something he is attempting to get away from. We are introduced to Linda Moon (Christina Milian) who is struggling to break the cuffs of her contract with Nick Carr (Harvey Keitel). But she must deal with Nick's over-zealous 'partner' Raji (Vince Vaughn) and his hilarious homosexual bodyguard Elliot (The Rock) who both unfortunately bumble and trod through the film with ver little to do, much like Kietel. The film introduces so many characters and plots that is becomes jarring and often loses its way to the point where it falls away. It sets up various pop culture remarks, celebrity appearances and a dragging-its-feet plot that never lifts off to anything, making the whole experience quite forgettable.
There is still an entertaining element to be had though, in the form The Rock, Cedric the Entertainer and his gang of gangster hip-hop artists, his unorthodox lifestyle compared to his street life provide very exceptional comic relief, along with The Roc who is the simple-minded bodyguard who just wants to be in movies.
John Travolta pokes fun at many of his own films and previous work in Get Shorty, but he never quite feels at home in Be Cool, seemingly paving the way for the rest of the cast to make an impression, but sadly a plot that doesn't match the aims of what the film is trying to push down our throats makes these performances almost meaningless.
There is fun to be had in Be Cool, but a much cooler thing to do would have been not trying to recreate updated versions of past characters and the film within a film story again, it leaves little to the imagination and not enough room to explore these characters like there was in the first instalment, quite a forgettable effort.
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MaguiP.Aug 24, 2005
I was expecting a better movie. Great cast acting with new talents. The cool couple again with John Travolta and Uma Thurman. Of course dancing again. Some takes with rock and roll stars. But it
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SamOct 15, 2005
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.
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JasonBMar 10, 2009
Quite possibly the worst film I've ever seen.... its excruciating in oarts.
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EricSFeb 22, 2007
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.
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KarlRavagegerdSep 24, 2006
I threw up in my mouth...and then I threw up again.
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DanielR.Jul 9, 2006
This is a lost, drained, directionless and dismal attempt to somehow recapture or continue the wit and style of "Get Shorty."
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ou812meSep 24, 2006
Still can't actually believe how bad this movie is.
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