Quick Movie Reviews
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/22/2012
Travolta and Hackman do a great job of riffing off each other as characters from opposing worlds. The film pokes some fun at Hollywood that will hit home with movie-lovers, but, for everyone else, it's still a fun twist on the gangster genre with a witty, well-acted script.
Essi Suomela - wrote on 06/04/2009
Get Shorty is the perfect comedy that lasts time. It only gets better and better with each viewing. This is also one of Travoltas best work.
Allison - wrote on 12/22/2007
A very good Hollywood film. Recommended. But avoid the "sequel" Be Cool. It's not Cool at all.
Jonzor - wrote on 07/26/2007
It's a shame this movie is SO complicated/hard to follow the first time you watch it, because it makes it hard for people to see how great it is. If you can get someone to watch it twice (assuming they haven't forgotten the whole thing by the 2nd time they watch it) then hopefully they'll see what a gem it really is. This movie is hilarious, a fine example of dry American humor. The jokes are very deeply rooted in the back-and-forth dialog and the way a character responds to each other character in the movie. But because it's so character-driven, it's (again) hard to appreciate the first time you see it. The bottom line is that this movie is worth the time it takes to appreciate it.
Josh C - wrote on 02/08/2007
Funny and witty. The dialog was defiantly the center of this hilarious movie. The story and acting were also great. I liked how the story weaved in and out while showing you bits and pieces of everything that was going on before showing you their connections.