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Reel Reviews – Get Shorty

Reel Review #28: “Sometimes you do your best work when you got a gun to your head.” Catch John Travolta on his upswing from Pulp Fiction as he hits on all cylinders in this terrific comedy from 1995. Get Shorty has it all; drug smuggling, loan sharking, the Mob and Hollywood. Filled out with an all-star cast including Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Renee Russo this is a film that you can count on for a good time.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Get Shorty (16:22min 11.7MB)
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11 Responses to “Reel Reviews – Get Shorty”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Drew M. Feb 26th, 2005 at 11:18 pm

    Great Choice, Michael! Get Shorty is one of my favorite films!
    -Drew M.

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Mike Hamilton Feb 27th, 2005 at 9:10 am

    You mentioned again the High Falls Film Festival and the Hoffmans. You make it sound like the festival is in NYC, but it is in Rochester, NY. There is MUCH MORE to NY than NYC.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Michael Feb 27th, 2005 at 9:44 pm

    Mike, it hadn’t occured to me that it might sound like that. For those that are interested, here is a link to the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, New York. Check it out.

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Mike Feb 28th, 2005 at 5:23 am

    Michael,

    Thank you for the post of the link for the festival. I may just be over sensitive to that issue as most people think I am from NYC when I say I am from NY.

    I forgot to mention this in my last comment. I do ENJOY your podcasts! keep up the work. I am a big movie fan, from back when I was thought wierd for buying laserdiscs of movies to get the bonus features and commentary that people are now accepting on DVDs.

    Thanks again!

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Paul Mar 1st, 2005 at 5:38 pm

    Mike from ‘New York State’,

    With all due respect, why are you sensitive about people assuming you are from NYC when in fact you are not?

    -paul
    nyc

    Mike G….casts have been great as usual. I picked up the new Raging Bull and Get Shorty sets .

    pf.

  6. Gravatar Icon 6 Jeff Mar 6th, 2005 at 10:20 am

    Michael,

    I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your program. Reel Reveiws provides in depth reviews that expose the characters and discuss the story in a very interesting and intriquing way. Your knowledge of actors, irectors, producers, and characters is very insightful and refreshing. I enjoy the level of involvement I am able to experience from yor reviews without giving away the story.

    I recently listened to your reveiw of Get Shorty, a movie I truly enjoy and prodded my wife to listen to your review. After some initial resistance she agreed and was instantly hooked. We have rented the movie and can’t wait to see Be Cool.

    Keep up the great work!


    Jeff Nemcher
    Cooking on the Radio

  7. Gravatar Icon 7 logovo Mar 7th, 2005 at 9:49 am

    I wasn’t a big fan of this movie when it came out, but I certainly enjoyed what you had to say about it. Thanks!

  8. Gravatar Icon 8 rvazquez Mar 9th, 2005 at 11:46 am

    Spot on! I love this movie and dig finding out all the back stories and little known facts about the all great movies you review. Keep it up!

    Russ V.

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