Be Cool Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Be Cool the Movie

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3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Paging Dr. Tarantino STAT! This turgid sequel to "Get Shorty" proves that Travolta is in need of another new-career-ectomy. Jettisoning anything even mildly cool about the witty original, director Gray instead focuses on bombast and pointless cameos in the continuing adventures of Hollywood shylock Chili Palmer (Travolta). This time, Chili tries to break into the music business with the help of a widowed record producer (Thurman) and a young ingenue (Milian). Standing in their way are Russian mobsters, gangsta rap kingpins, and Vince Vaughn doing the tired white-guy-who-thinks-he's-black routine. Even The Rock as a flamboyantly gay bodyguard can't inject any life into such a flat, unfunny mess.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

L.A., Gays, Books to Film: Elmore Leonard, Organized Crime, Showbiz Comedies, Bodyguards, Hip-Hop/Rap
Peter Steinfeld
John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Andre Benjamin, Robert Pastorelli, Christina Milian, Paul Adelstein, Debi Mazar, Gregory Alan-Williams, Harvey Keitel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Danny DeVito, James Woods
Jeffrey L. Kimball
F. Gary Gray
John Powell
Douglas B. Arnold, Mary Ramos, Sheldon Kahn, Lauren E. Polizzi, Mark Bridges, Michael Corenblith
Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, David Nicksay, Jersey Films, Double Feature Films, MGM

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