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Get Shorty (1996)

Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Crime/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Get Shorty

RUNNING TIME
106 minutes

Producer:
Danny De Vito
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher
Screenwriter (based on the novel by Elmore Leonard):
Scott Frank


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Chili Palmer John Travolta
Harry Zimm Gene Hackman
Karen Flores Rene Russo
Martin Weir Danny De Vito
Ray "Bones" Barboni Dennis Farina -
Bo Catlett Delroy Lindo -
Cameos Harvey Keitel
Bette Midler
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Review

This movie-movie is a baffling collection of situational comedy and anecdotal storytelling which tries to capitalize on John Travolta's second wind of success post Pulp Fiction. Barry Sonnenfeld's direction is uneven and lacks a clear form, and the unfocused narrative leaves too much of the effect to the satirical comedy, which is hit and miss.

Copyright 22.4.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 18.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)