Sunday, 9 p.m., Epix
Based loosely on the Elmore Leonard (which also spawned the 1995 movie of the same name), Nevada hitman Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) is in Hollywood seeking to make a career change after the estrangement from his wife and daughter (Lucy Walters and Carolyn Dodd). He runs into B-movie producer Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano) and convinces him to help him make a film.
What The Critics Say (Metacritic 71)
- What ensues is a wry, quick-witted and quick-paced dramedy that melds two disparate cultures. With O’Dowd and Romano at the center, Get Shorty also benefits enormously from a well-cast ensemble that doesn’t have an obvious weak link, even in the bit parts. — Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter
- It’s well-made and beautifully played, and one welcomes, for a change, the story of a person attempting to pull himself out of a life of crime instead of one sliding into it. We have had quite enough of those. — Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
- Creator Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment) was wise to not aim directly at the movie, but his replacement ideas are a mixed bag. — Alan Sepinwall, UPROXX