REVIEWSBlu-rayGet Shorty: Collector’s Edition (1995)

Get Shorty is another one of those 90s films that tried to give Hollywood an edge. At the same time, the Silver Screen jumped from dour romantic novel adaptations to Corner Store Paperbacks. Elmore Leonard had a rough relationship with adaptations to that point.  For every success, there were 10 directors that tried to improve upon his work. It very rarely worked out. So, let’s give one of his more popular recent works to a...
December 3, 201891/1003 min
In Theaters
Oct 20th, 1995
On Blu-ray
Oct 23rd, 2018
Length
1 hr and 45 mins
MPAA Rating
R
Studio
MGM / Shout Factory
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Video
93%
Audio
93%
Special Features
95%
Content
85%
Rating Summary

Get Shorty is another one of those 90s films that tried to give Hollywood an edge. At the same time, the Silver Screen jumped from dour romantic novel adaptations to Corner Store Paperbacks. Elmore Leonard had a rough relationship with adaptations to that point.  For every success, there were 10 directors that tried to improve upon his work. It very rarely worked out. So, let’s give one of his more popular recent works to a team of comedians and see if they can get dramatic actors to make it work.

Elmore Leonard deserved better, but he didn’t at the same time. What should have been a short story is given the starf*cker level treatment it deserves stretched to feature length. Normally, director Barry Sonnenfeld has an eye for making this kind of world work on film. However, everything feels like it was shot on Robert Altman’s left-over audio equipment on small sets.

This film is for somebody, I just haven’t found that person yet. That’s better than Be Cool which was for no one anywhere. It’s the Star Wars Holiday Special of the Elmore Leonard world.

Get Shorty special features

  • Remastered From A NEW 4K Transfer
  • Audio Commentary With Director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Look At Me
  • Wise Guys + Dolls
  • Going Again
  • Party Reel
  • Page To Screen
  • Vignettes
  • The Graveyard Scene
  • Trailer

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