Hollywood Homicide
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Further cementing 2003 as the year of Ron Shelton cop movies, the director continued his vacation from the sports genre with Hollywood Homicide, a police comedy that comes right on the heels of Shelton's Dark Blue, a decidedly grittier cop thriller. The film stars Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett as LAPD homicide detectives Joe Gavilan and K.C. Calden, two cops with bigger dreams. Gavilan moonlights as a real estate agent, while Calden teaches yoga and yearns for a career on the big screen. When an entire hip-hop group is murdered on-stage, Gavilan and Calden are called in to handle the… More
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"The trouble is that Mr. Shelton and Mr. Souza don't do enough with the material to make it dramatically compelling."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A reasonably entertaining picture that nevertheless leaves you wondering -- what, exactly, did I just see?"
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Despite a talented cast, this movie doesn't work."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Harrison Ford ainda sabe fazer graça. Pena que o diretor Ron Shelton e o roteiro não saibam."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The casting is such a mystery that you could be forgiven for thinking the whole process was done by small ads in an LA trade paper."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"A buddy film starring two people who, even as the closing credits roll, appear to have just met."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"This is going to go down as one of the lesser films in the portfolios of Shelton, Ford, and most everyone else involved."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, are given enough character quirks to made this trip in cliché-ville more enjoyable than most."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"...a buddy cop picture looking for a punch line and a plotline."
‑ Rachel Deahl, Pulse Weekly
"It's a great piece of mindful escapism."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"My guess is Shelton and fellow writer Robert Souza borrowed an idea from TV's improvisational 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"... in this lacklustre affair, even (Harrison) Ford manages to put in his most wooden performance on record ..."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"...the film does remain watchable throughout - mostly due to Ford's ingratiating performance."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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