Parents' Guide to

Get Shorty

By Will Fertman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent caper film isn't for kids and young teens.

Movie R 1995 105 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 15+

Violent, rude but AMAZING action packed comedy

Dont have much time. read the title
age 13+

A rating of five for violence is a bit too much

Yes, there is violence but not nearly as much as a Tarantino movie or a violent horror film. It is perfectly ok for a young teen. It is a great film!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Get Shorty is a tight, funny crime story that mature teenagers and their families may enjoy, provided they can stand some blood. The film never gets bogged down in the complicated plot. Instead, it takes a number of talented actors and lets them run with some juicy characters.

Pretty much everyone in the movie has got a funny bit, and Travolta has good chemistry with Rene Russo, who plays a scream queen also yearning for something better. Parents should know that the level of violence in the film is pretty high, and not recommended for younger or more squeamish viewers.

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