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Hollywoodland Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

A well made film with high quality production values and good acting that just needed tighter editing and a more satisfying ending.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 23, 2006
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Starts with artful delusions before dribbling into nothingness

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Its wayward script lumbers between the Affleck and Brody storylines without making a meaningful connection between them.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

September 7, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A polished but puny imitation of yesteryear's detective yarns.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

August 27, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's almost a good movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 8, 2006
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Half the film is brilliant, half disposable. If only cutting it down the middle were an acceptable solution.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C+

September 7, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Bernbaum uses the doubt that has swirled around the circumstances of Reeves' death as a framing device that serves to enumerate the other possibilities... but that annoyingly distracts from the most flavorsome and involving matters at hand.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 18, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Hollywoodland is laden with atmosphere but moves like it has lead in its tights.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 8, 2006
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The fatal flaw of Hollywoodland is as basic as the mystery genre gets: too much detective, not enough detecting.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2006
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Never makes a case that Reeves' death is worth probing, or even mourning; as on Superman, his humanity is utterly stifled by lousy production values and unrewarding stunts.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: D-

October 14, 2006
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

Say all you want about Ben Affleck's bad movies. They at least give him the screen time he deserves. Here, his best performance in a long time is wasted in a well-acted, beautifully shot and wildly unfocused mystery-drama.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

September 8, 2006
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's pretty dull!

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 7, 2006
Danny Minton
Beaumont Journal

It's almost as if the whole point of the film is to simply ask some challenging questions, but cower out of the answers.

Full Review Source: Beaumont Journal | Original Score: C-

September 2, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Watching "Hollywoodland" unwind, it becomes clear that this is the movie Coulter and Bernbaum should have made in the twilight of their careers, after Hollywood had had its way with them.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C

September 29, 2006
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com

More closely resembles a poorly made tabloid instead of a film with just an identity problem.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 8, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

We want to understand Reeves and his life; corny sentiment around his death feels awkward and unnecessary.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall

September 21, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

March 11, 2007
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The movie doesn't build to anything dramatic or enlightening.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 8, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Coulter's mostly languid pacing doesn't create the right kind of film-noir urgency, and Hollywoodland winds up feeling like an imitation of a great movie rather than the real thing, a cut-rate Chinatown.

| Original Score: B-

September 8, 2006
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
November 24, 2006
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
September 23, 2006

It's far from seamless, but it is genuinely haunting.

Full Review Source: BBC.com

November 21, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 25, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 23, 2006

Baltimore Sun
September 23, 2006

Irish Times

January 26, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
March 16, 2007
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