I still haven't seen most of Get Shorty, so maybe I'm not completely qualified to give Be Cool a fair review. I saw it, though, so you get my opinion anyway. Despite the fact that there were a lot of funny, clever parts, I found the movie in general a little boring. There just wasn't any sense of urgency. In most movies there's a general understanding that things will work out in the end, but that's different from a story in which everything works out at every turn for the good guys. If I gave out half-stars this would be a one-and-a-half for the clever metafilmic humor and the fun performances by Cedric the Entertainer, André 3000, and The Rock. As it is, it gets one star for not keeping me very entertained.
Viewed: 3/5/2005 | Released: 3/3/2005 | Score: D