It's a fast and hilarious track from the gangster business to show business when a loan shark travels to L.A. to collect a debt -- and ends up a film producer.
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Fresh: 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.
- David Ansen, Newsweek, Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Fresh: 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.
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Fresh: It's Travolta -- smooth, commanding, handsome as ever, a cool, rhythmic bop in his walk -- who owns the film.
- Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Am I missing something? Get Shorty seems like a Tarantino rip-off in almost every way. The characters (though not as good). the music (though not NEARLY as good), The actors. The story (though not even close to being as good). The dialogue (again, nowhere as good). It's all the poor man's version of a Tarantino movie. I went from outright hating Get Shorty, to semi-liking it by the end, so I guess that's a good thing. Still, it didn't impress me in the slightest. Yawn. It simply wasn't close to being as clever as it aspired to be.
- lewiskendell, Thursday, March 4, 2010
A film so far up its own arse that it can't even smell its own crap!
- SirPant, Thursday, September 24, 2009