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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    One of the best movies of the year and by far the most entertaining. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Get Shorty is exquisitely cast, with droll, well-nuanced performances. show more

  • 75
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Though it sounds like a blueprint for either disaster or dynamite, the movie is a bit too controlled to be either. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the pleasures of Get Shorty is watching the way the plot moves effortlessly from crime to the movies - not a long distance, since both industries are based on fear, greed, creativity and intimidation. show more

  • 88
    San Francisco Examiner

    This movie is charming the way so few movies are anymore. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    With Get Shorty, Sonnenfeld has shown that broad appeal doesn't necessarily equate with stupidity. That's a lesson Hollywood should learn. show more

  • 88
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Hackman is unexpectedly hilarious. With protruding top teeth and a professorial beard, he's a motormouth, badgering and abusing one minute, wheedling and fawning the next. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    One of the sharper, funnier, better-cast, better-written movies around right now. But there's something about it that, well, comes up short. [20 October 1995, Friday, p.C] show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The picture has enough assets to please moviegoers willing to put up with its many four-letter words and the bursts of violence that spring from nowhere at unexpected moments. [27 October 1995, Arts Film, p.12] show more

  • 60
    F. X. Feeney Mr. Showbiz

    A smirky black comedy that, like its John Lurie score, is jazzy, dry, and light on its feet. show more

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