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Get Shorty

  R HD Closed Captioning

Barry Sonnenfeld

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Plot Summary

Chili Palmer, a cocky and smooth Miami loan shark/obsessive movie buff, is asked by a Las Vegas casino to go to Los Angeles to convince schlocky exploitation-film mogul Harry Zimm to make good on his gambling marker. Once Chili discovers that "I don't think the producer has to know too much," he sees no reason why he shouldn't be getting some of that action as well...and, besides, being a success in the movie business is a piece of cake for those schooled in more traditional criminal pursuits. Based on the 1990 novel by Elmore Leonard.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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86%
  • Reviews Counted: 51
  • Fresh: 44
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's part of the joke here that Chili is a die-hard cineaste and loves reminiscing about smart, stylish tough-guy films he has enjoyed. Get Shorty belongs on that list. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: The result is one of the best movies of the year and by far the most entertaining. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, May 7, 2008

Fresh: Minor, but amusingly droll. – USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A drolly offbeat look at Hollywood mores dedicated to the proposition that the best preparation for becoming a film producer is a stint in the criminal underworld. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Go Shorty, It's Your Birthday

This movie is a total classic! It's a hillarious farce about crime and the movie industry. A must see for anyone who likes comedies.

Don't Miss This!

Hollywood has churned out so many mobster films, it's hard to dig through them all and find a really great one. This is one of the gems that has been too often disregarded. If you like Pulp Fiction, you're sure to enjoy this flawless, thoroughly entertaining film!

DECENT MOVIE

Not my favorite movie, but I have to admit there is a lot of classic lines.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1995

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