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Hollywoodland Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 16, 2010
Outside of the novelty of seeing Ben Affleck assaying a dramatic role, there isn't much in Hollywoodland to keep us hooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Starts with artful delusions before dribbling into nothingness
July 23, 2009
Despite a stellar cast, Coulter and screenwriter Paul Bernbaum can’t decide whether to plumb the depths of 'noir' or tug at the heartstrings of failed ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 10, 2007
Like Ben from Bennifer, George Reeves aspired to be a Great Actor, but was weighed down by audience expectations. Affleck does a terrific job with this role.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 19, 2007
Strong ensemble performances, tight direction, and a stand out from Affleck make this an excellent revisiting of an old Hollywood case...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Anton Bitel
June 19, 2007
every bit as ambitious, if never as flawed, as the characters it portrays.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2007
May not have all the answers about the death of one of the icons behind the big red 'S,' but by gathering one of the better ensembles of the year, it makes the legend interesting again.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 11, 2007
Tentando evocar a mesma atmosfera sufocante de Los Angeles %u2013 Cidade Proibida, surge como pálida (literalmente) imitação do excepcional trabalho de Curtis Hanson.
| Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 10, 2007
From a character point of view, Adrien Brodey's emotional journey as a broken down investigator and a broken down father from a broken marriage, is the film's incomplete centrepiece, Ben Affleck's superb portrayal of George Reeves notwithstanding.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 4, 2007
Un atractivo y bien logrado ejemplo de cine negro donde se mezclan glamour y misterio, con estupendo elenco y excelente recreación de época y atmósfera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Tells this tale with energy and panache.
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
January 10, 2007
Middle-aged angst - and not the mystery of Reeves' unsolved death - lies at the heart of Hollywoodland.
Kam Williams
January 9, 2007
Worthwhile for the amusement of the escape to a bygone era alone. But when you factor in an absorbing pulp fiction plotline, you've got all you can ask of a cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jordan Hiller
December 31, 2006
But dreams of fame evolve. And where once it would have just been enough to be recognized, it becomes apparent only later that this is not quite enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Frustratingly ambiguous as a thriller, Coulter's strong debut should be approached as a disturbing parable on the nature of fame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 6, 2006
It is not just that people die in the film, its the way their souls get mauled while they are still alive.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Stuart McGurk
November 28, 2006
It's Affleck's ghost of film future. Watch his hurt-glazed eyes as he sits in the screening of From Here to Eternity while all around him people laugh at 'Superman' pretending to be someone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
November 24, 2006
Stark, probing and beautifully crafted, Hollywoodland is a slow-burning mystery/thriller that intriguingly jumps along with each suspenseful frame.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
November 23, 2006
It's worth seeing for Affleck alone, deftly communicating the distance between the put-on cardboard debonairness of this hunk-about-town and the gnawing uncertainties beneath his Superman outfit.
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
A well-meaning mediocrity.
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