Be Cool Reviews

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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.
April 6, 2010
I was really glad when it was over.
April 1, 2006
December 6, 2005
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 6, 2005
There's some fun to be had here, but measured against Get Shorty, the movie doesn't fare so well.
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 6, 2005
Get "'Shorty" out of your head for a couple of goofy, irreverent hours and there's a good chance you'll enjoy this inferior yet amiable sequel.
April 2, 2005
Thurman looks desperately uncomfortable throughout the entire film, Keitel fails to make any real impact and the less said about Vince Vaughn's desperate mugging as a wannabe gangsta, the better.
April 2, 2005
too amiably daft to be truly biting.
March 27, 2005
Here's hoping the cast of Be Cool can pick up their careers after the release of this film.
March 24, 2005
...Be Cool is a paper-thin copy that traces the outline of the original without bringing anything new to the drawing board.
March 23, 2005
The fastest way to turn cool into drool.
March 20, 2005
...there doesn't seem to be any reason for the film to even exist...
March 15, 2005
As average as its predecessor was entertaining, "Be Cool" is a spoof of itself.
March 13, 2005
the antithesis of its title, as it is clearly trying too hard from start to finish
March 11, 2005
March 11, 2005
For all the smug insiderness that makes Chili's world go round, it is the Rock who distracts from the formula most effectively.
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