Hollywood Homicide
Hollywood Homicide (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hollywood Homicide suffers from too many subplots and not enough laughs.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The trouble is that Mr. Shelton and Mr. Souza don't do enough with the material to make it dramatically compelling.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

A reasonably entertaining picture that nevertheless leaves you wondering -- what, exactly, did I just see?

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Despite a talented cast, this movie doesn't work.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A buddy film starring two people who, even as the closing credits roll, appear to have just met.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

This is going to go down as one of the lesser films in the portfolios of Shelton, Ford, and most everyone else involved.

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David Edelstein
Slate

It's a great piece of mindful escapism.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

My guess is Shelton and fellow writer Robert Souza borrowed an idea from TV's improvisational 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
04/12/2011 (DVD)
Dean !
An enjoyable enough action comedy set in Hollywood. Not sure Harrison Ford is suited to comedy. A bit like Beverly Hills Cop but toned down a little. Good… More
James Alvarez
Showtime may not have a great selection of movies, is what I'm finding out.
Dean McKenna
It's a very great lighthearted buddy cop movie. Harrison Ford admirably stretches himself to give a comedic performance as Joe Gavilon, a police detective… More
Conner Rainwater
It's actually a highly entertaining buddy cop movie. Had this come out a decade before, it would have been praised and beloved. Josh Hartnett and Harrison… More
Candy Rose
Two cops who moonlight has an estate agent (Harrison) and actor (Josh) investigate a homicide. They don't have good chemistry as partners and the other… More