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Get Shorty (1995)



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An intelligent, well-constructed, outrageous black comedy about a mob collector (John Travolta) who wants to break in to the movie business. It's expertly acted by its all-star cast, thick with irony, and will greatly satisfy an active viewer. The film just works, plain and simple. It isn't readily apparently what makes some of the best moments so good. When Danny DeVito receives an elementary answer to a question of an actor's motivation, or Gene Hackman's blank stare after mimicking uncharacteristic toughness on the phone, well, it's just that Hollywood magic at work.

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