Like "Bull Durham," this is a shaggy-dog satire about seemingly casual but surprisingly vain men who define themselves by the professional games they play while treating life itself like a game.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's not a bad film, just a very tired one that wastes a good cast. Some people will like this movie. For the rest, the best time to see it is when it hits Blockbuster.
| Original Score: 2/4
It asks too much and offers too little
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Hollywood Homicide tries to be a Lethal Weapon for a new generation -- without the likeable characters, cool action scenes and James Bond style bad guys.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
In its attempt to stuff as much on screen as possible, the movie ends up being unsatisfying in every way.
| Original Score: 2/4
As in last winter's unfairly overlooked 'Dark Blue,' Ron Shelton lures us into his underground lair with genre clichés only to sucker-punch us with something unexpected.
| Original Score: 3/4
Hollywood Homicide isn't insulting, but it equates respectable entertainment with restrained pleasure.
The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars.
It's a great piece of mindful escapism.
It's a pretty lame cop thriller when the most exciting aspect of the movie is whether or not Harrison Ford is going to sell Martin Landau's house.
| Original Score: 3/5
There's a clever, quirky movie eagerly, if vainly, trying to emerge from Hollywood Homicide.
| Original Score: 4/10
Virtues include the comic rapport between Ford and Hartnett and a good supporting cast.
That Ford deserves better goes without saying. The trouble is that Hartnett deserves better. So does Shelton. So do Washington, Greenwood and Olin... and so do we.
| Original Score: D+
This 'Homicide' is dead on arrival.
| Original Score: D
A reasonably entertaining picture that nevertheless leaves you wondering -- what, exactly, did I just see?
Breezy and disposable, the film is great summer fun whenever it doesn't take itself seriously.
A pile of action-movie clichés.
| Original Score: C
It's so lightweight and unfocused as to be thoroughly forgettable.
| Original Score: C+
Although Ford and Hartnett share some amusing moments as mismatched partners, that's not enough to save this disappointing buddy/cop flick.
So amazingly bad that it looks like it began as a Showtime flick written for Jean Claude Van Damme and Dean Cain to star in.
| Original Score: 1.5/5