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Hollywood Homicide Reviews

June 26, 2003
The trouble is that Mr. Shelton and Mr. Souza don't do enough with the material to make it dramatically compelling.
June 17, 2003
The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars.
June 16, 2003
It's a great piece of mindful escapism.
June 14, 2003
A reasonably entertaining picture that nevertheless leaves you wondering -- what, exactly, did I just see?
June 13, 2003
A buddy film starring two people who, even as the closing credits roll, appear to have just met.
June 13, 2003
Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.
June 13, 2003
Both leads in Hollywood Homicide work multiple jobs, and wear themselves out in the process. So does a movie with such a generic title that it's a marvel no one has used it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2003
Hollywood Homicide should have been a much stronger and funnier movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 13, 2003
More interested in Hollywood than homicide.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
June 13, 2003
It's a movie an audience can settle comfortably into, and it pays off as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2003
Action movies that show a real interest in characters and their quirks are so rare that you might be ready to forgive this one its sins of cliche and poky pacing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2003
Shelton is too smart an observer to totally miss the mark. But after a career of cooking up yummy, tart dessert delights, he has wheeled himself down the junk-food aisle. Let's hope he's doing it just this once.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 13, 2003
Lands with a thud right from its painfully unfunny prologue and maintains its plodding, exasperating course straight through to its car-chase-and-shootout finale.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 13, 2003
Sometimes the laugh is there, sometimes it's a coin-flip, and sometimes it all feels like so much made-up filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2003
Glutted with car chases, hot tubs, yoga lessons, psychics, rap murders, glitzy locales and smirks, smirks, smirks, Hollywood Homicide is obviously supposed to be a rollicking good time. Instead it's sporadicly, mildly amusing formulaic mush.
Read More | Original Score: C-
June 13, 2003
It's Get Shorty, but not as agile.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2003
Hollywood Homicide is one of the most lazily scripted, poorly structured, smugly stereotyped star vehicles in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2003
One of the pleasures of Hollywood Homicide is that it's more interested in its two goofy cops than in the murder plot; their dialogue redeems otherwise standard scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2003
It's a humiliating comedown for Ford, and he looks creaky and grumpy, obviously aware that he is miscast and dreading every scene.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 13, 2003
The opposite of L.A. Confidential, it's D.O.A. But it does have one good chase scene.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 13, 2003
There's little action in this snail-paced bore, you'll need a high-powered magnifying glass to spot the comedy and the 'buddies' have about as much chemistry as a pair of wet socks.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 13, 2003
Hollywood Homicide thinks constantly ringing cell phones are really funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 13, 2003
It must've seemed a sure-fire hit on paper. Too bad they forgot to make it entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 13, 2003
You keep wanting Homicide to be funkier. Either that or make a more serious commitment to formula. Instead, it tries to play both ends from the middle with Shelton struggling to satisfy genre demands while simultaneously poking fun at them.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 13, 2003
Hollywood Homicide will remind you of at least a dozen other movies, most of them better than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 13, 2003
A laugh-free zone among summer comedies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 12, 2003
An attempt to merge a semi-jokey buddy movie with a more realistic account of cops' messy private lives, Hollywood Homicide falls short on both counts.
June 12, 2003
This is a movie in which the humor isn't just deadpan, it's inert.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 12, 2003
Has more laughs than suspense, but not enough of either.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2003
Harrison Ford as comedian is not a pretty picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2003
There are too many deft grace notes and underplayed jokes to take in at a single viewing.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2003
Hollywood Homicide ought not to be as much fun as it is, but it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 12, 2003
No one comes out of Hollywood Homicide looking good, but the film fades fast.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 12, 2003
Looking weathered yet professional, Ford carries what he can, but pretty and sullen Hartnett barely comes to life, leaving his partner stranded, and straining.
June 12, 2003
It's the best role Ford has had in a while. The best movie, too.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2003
Ron Shelton, working from a script that he wrote with Robert Souza, has a trick up his sleeve; it's his cheery skewed tone.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 10, 2003
There are some laughs to be had here, but they are islands in a becalmed ocean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 9, 2003
... really funny.
June 9, 2003
Forced, ungainly vehicle that stalls each time it threatens to actually start.