Be Cool Reviews

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November 18, 2019
Boasting a smorgasbord of Hollywood talent, Be Cool is a rather tepid comedy with just enough charm to be passable.
February 11, 2012
Be Cool isn't the biting satire that Get Shorty was. It's lighter, hipper, and, yes, more fun.
January 7, 2011
Be Cool sounds like it should be good, or at least entertaining, but it's neither. It does have some genuinely fun moments, but lacks a strong narrative to hang them off of. The result is empty, full of contrivances, and ultimately unsatisfying.
September 30, 2010
Watered-down sequel isn't meant for kids.
April 6, 2010
I was really glad when it was over.
April 18, 2009
Self-mocking jokes prevail in F. Gary Gray's feisty cinematic version of Elmore Leonard's irreverent Los Angeles based novel.
August 7, 2008
September 10, 2006
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April 1, 2006
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June 8, 2005
The characters are still engaging, but the story is a mess this time around.
June 7, 2005
Nothing here feels authentic--not the occasionally funny thugs or the supposed 'street cred' vibe that hits like a thud.
May 10, 2005
Less like a story than an assemblage of moments and top-notch character acting, but as far as cinematic trifles go, it's guilt-free.
May 6, 2005
There's some fun to be had here, but measured against Get Shorty, the movie doesn't fare so well.
April 23, 2005
Chili remains Travolta's greatest creation, the quintessence of black-clad hipster nonchalance, imperturbable even when the bullets are flying.
April 14, 2005
The whole film is a great piece of eye candy with many LA sites and a lot of music and action.
April 13, 2005
...attempts to look effortless in seeming hip, but the wink-wink, nudge-nudge jokes about sequels, Hollywood, and the music world come off as familiar and self-congratulatory.
April 10, 2005
A half-hearted, loosey-goosey sequel so floppy and laid-back that it just sort of lounges on a sun chair and soaks up the audience's good intentions.
April 8, 2005
Funny and smart, nicely crafted without being overly artsy, and quirky but approachable. If only every sequel were this much fun.
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