A Week In Film #452: Old school

Get Shorty title screen
Get Shorty
Barry Sonnenfeld’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel about a Miami loanshark (John Travolta) chasing a debt and ending up trying to become a movie producer in Hollywood is an enjoyable little treat, with sly performances from the likes of Danny De Vito, Rene Russo, Gene Hackman, James Gandolfini, Delroy Linda, Dennis Farina and Bette Midler. But I still have the same sense I had when I came out of the theatre after seeing it in 1995 – that they just didn’t bother properly finishing it.

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