Get Shorty

Get Shorty

Blu-ray Disc - 2011 | Blu-ray version.
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A mobster/loan shark gets caught up in the "Hollywood" scene when he goes to Los Angeles to collect a debt.
Audience: OFA rating: AA.
Publisher: Santa Monica CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2011.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Get
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.

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WittyPenguin
Jan 13, 2021

I saw this when it originally came out in 1995. It’s possibly the first one of its type — comedic mob film — I saw, so I have a soft spot for it. I don’t think I’ve seen it since, but I wish it had more plot development. Still, good fun.

britprincess1ajax Aug 04, 2016

I love movies about the movie business. I love a good crime film. And GET SHORTY combines the two and adds some flair, to boot. Any fan of Elmore Leonard adaptations will love this cool and suave Barry Sonnenfeld flick from the nineties. It's just as smooth as JACKIE BROWN and OUT OF SIGHT, with its usual chit-chat style about whatever the hell the characters like. I love the idea of Chili Palmer and adored watching everything unfold around him. I was taken by the idea of an unseasonably cool spell in Miami that sets everything into motion. And I really enjoyed seeing the late great James Gandolfini in an early role that showed how bright his star was going to shine before the biz had even given him a chance to twinkle. Everything is a delight here. I loved GET SHORTY and, if you're anything like me, you will, too.

bookishdl Jul 04, 2016

A great movie that was slick, well acted and a joy to watch.

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humbleworm
Mar 03, 2010

I enjoyed the book and the movie does justice to it. I was less impressed with Elmore Leonard's sequel "Be Cool" but perhaps it's film adaptation, which I haven't seen, was able to improve it.

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