Be Cool Reviews

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April 6, 2010
I was really glad when it was over.
March 7, 2005
One of the cuddliest, cutest movies you'll ever see about mobsters and murderers.
March 7, 2005
You know a sequel isn't working when, ten minutes into the movie, a voice inside your head starts screaming, 'Please make it stop!'
March 5, 2005
The movie feels more like a cavalcade of personalities than anything resembling a story.
March 5, 2005
Be Cool lacks both a focus and an edge, making it an amorphous mess.
March 4, 2005
It's kind of -- hmmmm, less than good, a little better than not bad, almost all right, mediocre without being grating, sort of in the C-minus-to-C-minus-minus range.
March 4, 2005
If you're looking for a primer on the worst ways to adapt an Elmore Leonard novel, look no further.
March 4, 2005
The moment you formally anoint something as cool, you kill the qualities that made it cool to begin with, because coolness has no greater enemy than self-awareness.
March 4, 2005
Chock-full of the kind of power moments that are extremely useful in assembling a trailer. But the filmmakers forgot something: a good story to hold the celebrity bric-a- brac and shtick together.
March 4, 2005
It can't decide if it's a comedy or a musical -- rocking ballads by Milian and a duet with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler are sweet interludes but ruinous to any sense of paced humor.
March 4, 2005
It's unchallenging but amusing enough.
March 4, 2005
Like being spritzed by a bottle of stale seltzer.
March 4, 2005
There's really no need to pay much attention to the plot.
March 4, 2005
It's instantly forgettable, but smooth fun most of the way.
March 4, 2005
Travolta's best film in years -- as well as a one-man summation (with occasional sidebars) of what it means to be an icon.
March 4, 2005
Keeps wandering off on tangents, and after a while its audience does, too.
March 4, 2005
The book's various thugs, pistol-waving gangstas and Russian mafia are so cartoonishly portrayed they're about as scary as members of the Wile E. Coyote Fan Club.
March 4, 2005
Utterly forgettable -- and, yes, utterly uncool.
March 4, 2005
The movie lacks anything approaching a rhythm -- which, as everyone knows, is the record business' deadliest sin.
March 4, 2005
The film's one redeeming quality may be its eventual use as a thesis subject for some would-be Phd ('Be Cool: Deconstructing Hollywood at its Worst'). But that will be little consolation for anyone who wastes nine bucks on a ticket for this movie.
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