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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You know a sequel isn't working when, ten minutes into the movie, a voice inside your head starts screaming, "Please make it stop!" show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's instantly forgettable, but smooth fun most of the way. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Despite a cast and production that seem to promise one of the year's first movies of any note, Cool never translates its promo-photo flashiness into authenticity on screen. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Manages the dubious trick of being both execrable and boring. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    How to count the ways that Be Cool isn't? For one thing, it looks terrible: grainy, ill-lit, edited with blunt, rusty shears. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The author is not to blame. Published in 1999, "Be Cool" is hipper, cooler and better than "Get Shorty," but everything hipper, cooler and better about it is either missing from the film or camped-up beyond recognition. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Be Cool is not really cool as "Get Shorty" was, but it's entertaining, a frivolous cocktail rather than a vintage wine. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Even if you enjoyed the mean, funny 1995 John Travolta-Elmore Leonard crime comedy "Get Shorty"-and many of us did-this forced sequel isn't likely to help you repeat the experience. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A fairly painless, if not particularly stimulating, experience, Gray has no idea how to capitalize on the reunion of "Pulp Fiction" co-stars Travolta and Thurman. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Lacks both a focus and an edge, making it an amorphous mess. show more

  • May 12, 2011 rlooker
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    is so cool i wish was her becccause io sing really well so helppppppppppppppp meeeeeeee

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