| Original Score: 9/10
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Strong ensemble performances, tight direction, and a stand out from Affleck make this an excellent revisiting of an old Hollywood case...
| Original Score: 3/4
every bit as ambitious, if never as flawed, as the characters it portrays.
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.
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.
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tells this tale with energy and panache.
Middle-aged angst - and not the mystery of Reeves' unsolved death - lies at the heart of Hollywoodland.
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
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.
Frustratingly ambiguous as a thriller, Coulter's strong debut should be approached as a disturbing parable on the nature of fame.
It is not just that people die in the film, its the way their souls get mauled while they are still alive.
| Original Score: B
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.
Stark, probing and beautifully crafted, Hollywoodland is a slow-burning mystery/thriller that intriguingly jumps along with each suspenseful frame.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
Hollywoodland is a complex film: part noir, part biopic, all powerful character study.
With a career-best performance from Ben Affleck, this is an enjoyable, well made thriller, even if the ending is a bit of a cop-out.
The film is sustained on its juicy minor characters.
| Original Score: B+
It's far from seamless, but it is genuinely haunting.