“ The performances are brilliant, extremely entertaining and hilarious to say the least!
“`Get Shorty', which is faithfully based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, is a film that crackles along at a good pace, moving along and weaving together a half-dozen entertaining subplots with incredible ease.
“ Starring John Travolta hot off of "Pulp Fiction," it's an enjoyable film for those who love movies and those who love the mob.
“ Add snappy pseudo-witty dialog, the criminal mob type environment, and as mentioned a good cast of actors and voila.
“ Filled with references from the movie world 'get shorty' is a fast, entertaining and a very enjoyable flick (8/10)
“ Overall a very enjoyable film.
“ An often confusing story line, but a fun, entertaining dark comedy, Travolta is the real star.
“ Boring, shallow, pointless.
“John Travolta plays Chili Palmer, a Mafia loan shark collector whose boss dies of a heart attack one unexpected night.
“Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 4: Worth watching.
“ His story is littered with numerous subplots that are richly entertaining and a variety of characters whose eccentricities are a great source of dark humour.
“ Fun movie, cool story, a couple of old movie qualities but enjoyable overall.
“ I've seen Pulp Fiction, so I figured it will be another mind blowing piece of acting.
“ There are some of the usual tough guy threats, beatings and shootings *yawn*.
“ The film is dialog intense.
“ Travolta easily carries the movie and makes it very entertaining and funny.
“ You may or may not like his stories but you will never fall asleep because they are too slow.
“ This movie is entertaining and the hysterical humor in it works.
“Overall, good cast, enjoyable movie.
“ It was an ultimate let-down to a movie that despite the confusing "details" of the plot, does provide an entertaining edge.
“ Mildly Entertaining .
“ Boring, boring, boring !
“ The starry cast is good value and all in all the film is entertaining; which was all I really wanted from it in the first place.
“ The movie is fast, reasonably short in duration, and very, very, very entertaining!
“ And he convinces us, just as he convinces the others, that an entertaining movie can be made from this lousy script he's come into possession of.
“ The other characters were pretty good, and Rene Russo is stunning, as always.
“DeVito does a wonderful job playing the self-involved, pretentious Weir.
“ It's that usual horns and trumpets, giving that funky and exciting feeling for the film.
“ Even James Gandolfini (from HBO's The Sopranos) and Martin Ferraro (the T-Rex's lunch in Jurassic park) are enjoyable in their small parts.
“ The worst movie I have ever seen in a theater .
“ A thoroughly enjoyable comedy/thriller about a connected loan collector, John Travolta as Chili Palmer, who is sent by his boss, Dennis Farina, from Miami to Los Angeles to collect $300K from a drug dealer who has decided to keep the payment for himself by hiding it in a locker at Los Angeles International Airport.
“ Fortunately we have the actors and direction to make it even better and definitely more entertaining.
“ The script has plenty of injokes to match the slick dialogue and narrative and the story does move along in a manner that is enjoyable on several levels.
“ The intense dialog becomes a showcase of John Travolta's characters' wit, which alone is not enough for a film to work.
“ He's volatile, intense, and extremely street smart.
“ In my opinion this is one of the most entertaining movies of the 90's which is saying a lot!
“ This is a good, entertaining film with a great cast I recommend.
“ ZZzzZZzzZZz .
“Get Shorty's movie-within-a-movie plot may seem confusing, but it is enjoyable and very watchable.
“ Funny, entertaining comedy with style.
“ The events just pile on, and yet it feels so immensely linear and uneventful.
“ "Good, Entertaining Comedy!
“ The idea usually reads well on paper, the film feels like a good idea at the time; sees some scenes work better than others and while it doesn't really know what it wants to be, it's almost as if that in itself is part of the charm - it's only afterwards when you think back that you shrug, adopt a ponderous tone and wonder whether it was really worth getting excited about.
“ Very light, very enjoyable .
“ Watch if you're really bored...
“To cut a long review short, nothing happens in this film, other than a lot of talking about nothing interesting.
“This movie is very confusing on first viewing as it moves around so quickly.
“ a fast, entertaining and a very enjoyable flick (8/10) .
“ Very entertaining (if you forget the toxic sequel ever happened) .
“ It's a pleasure to watch this very funny, entertaining movie.
“However, I think the film lacks an intriguing plot.
“ A boring movie with no story...
“ Boring violent criminal movie .
“ An engaging caper movie that also satirizes the Hollywood scene
“) Even at an hour and 45 minutes, it never feels that long, due to excellent pacing and a great many compelling scenes.
“ Well made film that has its flaws yet counters them with witty dialogue and an engaging theme.
“ Funny and entertaining adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel about Chili Palmer (Travolta, perfectly charming) a loan shark from Miami who heads out to LA after a pay cheat and winds up in Hollywood teaming up with horror schlock producer Hackman and B-film screamer Russo pitching a story and avoiding some not-so-pleasant criminal types along the way.
“ This is one thoroughly enjoyable, funny movie that absolutely begs for a sequel.
“ "When I say jump, you say okay" his Ray "Bones" Barboni tells Chili, striving to sound threatening while mangling another tough-guy cliché.
“ Enjoyable crowd-pleaser...
“ While I did find the storyline entertaining, I did find it extremely confusing to keep up with the specific "details" of the story - namely who is who and who did what.
“ Get Carter had something about it, something solid and central and it maintained enthralling and gripping throughout.
“ It's boring to death, and it never finally picks up.
“ Crackling, hilarious dialogue, well-drawn characters, and clever insight into the movie business run rampant in this snappy little comedy.
“ It's not a substantial masterpiece, but it's hugely entertaining, and a spot-on parody, and I think that's all that matters.
“The cast really help and the majority of them give enjoyable performances even if the aforementioned depth isn't there for them to do a great deal with.
“ and then the other characters start imitating him *yawn*.
“ Witty, enjoyable, fine translation of Leonard to screen.
“ What more can you ask for a boring Friday evening?
“ You know what, I really love Elmore Leonard, and a part of me feels that nearly any movie made from his works is going to come out as fresh, original, and worth watching.