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Year
1995
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres
Crime, Comedy, Thriller
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
56,224
Checks
4,518
Favs
148
Dislikes
51
Favs/checks
3.3% (1:31)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. kayadams's avatar

    kayadams

    this movie isn't on any lists? that is total bullshit. 7 years 1 month ago
  2. Windill's avatar

    Windill

    Excellent! Probably inspired by Pulp Fiction. A little bit less glamorous, but definitely fun, cool, and entertaining. Deserves a larger audience. 4 years 1 month ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Now for some Elmore Leonard, and a film I hadn't seen since it was in theaters: Get Shorty. At the time, I remember thinking its greatest sin was not being Pulp Fiction. It was the first movie Travolta did after his Tarantino comeback, and it was marketed as the same kind of gangster comedy. Now that I've taken a step back (and seen many more Elmore Leonard material taken to the screen), it stands up quite well. Travolta is Chilli Palmer, a loan shark who wants to get into the movie business. He's the essence of cool, and plays off beautifully against the quirky crooks and Hollywood types satirized in the film. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Leonard writes the best "stupid" I've ever experienced, and each character is a joy to discover. Director Barry Sonnenfeld gives his comedy a fun visual style as well. Fun, and filled with great stars like Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Rene Russo, James Gandolfini, and more. It's a bit like The Player, if less ambitious. 4 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #88 in 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die
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