• Be Cool (2005)

Be Cool

Release Date: March 4th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 7th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Having made the transition from gangster to movie producer, Chili Palmer (John Travolta) is ready for the next big move. Setting his sights on the music industry, Palmer enters a precarious business that has more than just temperamental musicians: Russian mobsters, rival producers and hit men are out to bring him down. From witnessing the murder of his friend (James Woods) to romancing a music executive's widow (Uma Thurman), it seems as though it might all fall apart, but Palmer has his ways.

Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer , André Benjamin, Steven Tyler, Robert Pastorelli, Christina Milian

Director: F. Gary Gray

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Amusing, Offbeat, Murder, Rivalry, Rise, Office, Los Angeles, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Manages the dubious trick of being both execrable and boring.

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