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Hollywood Homicide (2003)



Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 159
Fresh: 47 | Rotten: 112

Hollywood Homicide suffers from too many subplots and not enough laughs.


Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 39
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 30

Hollywood Homicide suffers from too many subplots and not enough laughs.



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Further cementing 2003 as the year of Ron Shelton cop movies, the director continued his vacation from the sports genre with Hollywood Homicide, a police comedy that comes right on the heels of Shelton's Dark Blue, a decidedly grittier cop thriller. The film stars Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett as LAPD homicide detectives Joe Gavilan and K.C. Calden, two cops with bigger dreams. Gavilan moonlights as a real estate agent, while Calden teaches yoga and yearns for a career on the big screen. When


Action & Adventure, Comedy

Ron Shelton, Robert Souza

Oct 7, 2003


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All Critics (175) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (112) | DVD (25)

The trouble is that Mr. Shelton and Mr. Souza don't do enough with the material to make it dramatically compelling.

June 26, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars.

June 17, 2003 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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It's a great piece of mindful escapism.

June 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Slate
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A reasonably entertaining picture that nevertheless leaves you wondering -- what, exactly, did I just see?

June 14, 2003 Full Review Source:
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A buddy film starring two people who, even as the closing credits roll, appear to have just met.

June 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.

June 13, 2003
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Despite a talented cast, this movie doesn't work.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

This is going to go down as one of the lesser films in the portfolios of Shelton, Ford, and most everyone else involved.

September 17, 2007 Full Review Source:

My guess is Shelton and fellow writer Robert Souza borrowed an idea from TV's improvisational 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'

October 14, 2004 Full Review
Kansas City Kansan

Harrison Ford ainda sabe fazer graça. Pena que o diretor Ron Shelton e o roteiro não saibam.

February 13, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, are given enough character quirks to made this trip in cliché-ville more enjoyable than most.

February 13, 2004 Full Review
Atlantic City Weekly

... in this lacklustre affair, even (Harrison) Ford manages to put in his most wooden performance on record ...

October 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

The casting is such a mystery that you could be forgiven for thinking the whole process was done by small ads in an LA trade paper.

September 22, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

...a buddy cop picture looking for a punch line and a plotline.

August 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Pulse Weekly
Pulse Weekly

...the film does remain watchable throughout - mostly due to Ford's ingratiating performance.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

This is the standard cop thang, down to every plot detail; the film's basically a spoof played dead straight by the cast.

July 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

'An irritating, disjointed mess that can never decide what kind of film it wants to be.'

June 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Critic Doctor

What kind of food is Calista Flockhart feeding - or, rather, not feeding - Harrison Ford over there?

June 24, 2003 Full Review

Hollywood Homicide has the impact of a TV movie of the week.

June 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Funny action comedy that pokes fun at cop detective buddy movies, the record business, New Age wackos, and just about everything else in Hollywood.

June 21, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

It's far too labored to be any fun.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

To take Hollywood Homicide at surface level is to miss the point, yet it may be far too bombastic for most people to understand how really subtle it is.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

I guess you can't blame Ford for being bored during most of this, but it's too bad the fact is so painfully apparent throughout the movie.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

A very funny spoof on the recent spate of cop thrillers who use the mismatched buddy-cop formula.

June 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

At heart, HH is just a pretty good TV pilot souped up with big stars.

June 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

Audience Reviews for Hollywood Homicide

04/12/2011 (DVD)
December 3, 2011

Super Reviewer

Showtime may not have a great selection of movies, is what I'm finding out.
June 8, 2010

Super Reviewer

It's actually a highly entertaining buddy cop movie. Had this come out a decade before, it would have been praised and beloved. Josh Hartnett and Harrison Ford have great chemistry and the banter between the two is hilarious. The story was entertaining and plain fun, It's an excellent blend of comedy and action.
November 20, 2009

Super Reviewer

An enjoyable enough action comedy set in Hollywood. Not sure Harrison Ford is suited to comedy. A bit like Beverly Hills Cop but toned down a little. Good attempt but not a patch on Beverly Hills or Rush Hour.
September 7, 2009

Super Reviewer

    1. Joe Gavilan: Fuck you very much!
    – Submitted by Jimmy G (6 months ago)
    1. Joe Gavilan: Commingling funds, huh? That's my crime? Commingling? Guilty. My alimony number one comes from money commingled with my beer money. My refinanced car commingled with the short-term loan to keep the second mortgage paid off, commingled with my alimony number three, commingled with every goddamn dime I've got tied up in my Mt. Olympus property. My whole life's commingled.
    – Submitted by Jerod B (22 months ago)
    1. K.C. Calden: I don't think I want to be a cop anymore.
    2. Joe Gavilan: Then what do you want to be?
    3. K.C. Calden: I want to be an actor.
    4. Joe Gavilan: [shrugs] You're gay. I can deal with that.
    – Submitted by Jerod B (22 months ago)
    1. K.C. Calden: How did you find me?
    2. Joe Gavilan: I'm psychic.
    3. K.C. Calden: [amazed] Really?
    4. Joe Gavilan: No, not really. I'm a detective for Pete's sake.
    – Submitted by Jerod B (22 months ago)
    1. Joe Gavilan: Looks like we're gonna be here a while. Let's get going on some chow.
    2. Joe Gavilan: [to Cop] Cheeseburger, well done. Onion, pickle, ketchup, no mayonnaise and no rabbit's foot. O.K.?
    3. K.C. Calden: I'll have the same.
    – Submitted by Jerod B (22 months ago)
    1. Joe Gavilan: Yes, Yes, I do understand the rights you just explained to me. But you know what? I don't like to remain silent, and I do not need an attorney because this is all BULLSHIT! [looks out two-way mirror]
    – Submitted by Jerod B (22 months ago)
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