Hollywoodland (2006)

The mysterious and unexpected death of an iconic Hollywood star may be just the tip of an iceberg of scandal in this showbiz drama based on a true story. George Reeves (played by Ben Affleck) was a journeyman actor who had played a small… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 8, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: More than a movie star murder mystery, Hollywoodland takes it slow in order to reveal the intriguing details of the rise and fall of superstar fame.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Stephanie Zacharek

... even though parts of the picture don't quite hold together, in the end, it sticks with you.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Outside of the novelty of seeing Ben Affleck assaying a dramatic role, there isn't much in Hollywoodland to keep us hooked.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Take my word for it: Hollywoodland is well worth seeing.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

In this bland, ultimately dull reimagining, the question of who killed Superman turns out to be less of a mystery than a plodding attempt at what has been done so much better before.

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Fernando F. Croce

Starts with artful delusions before dribbling into nothingness

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Reeves had an easy but peppy presence that was very likable, and Affleck's moroseness doesn't do him justice.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Hollywoodland explores an intriguing bit of Hollywood history, and through the strength of its performances keeps us engaged and entertained.

S. James Wegg

Despite a stellar cast, Coulter and screenwriter Paul Bernbaum can’t decide whether to plumb the depths of 'noir' or tug at the heartstrings of failed ambition.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This is a slick period piece with some great production values that concerns the final days and mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of actor George… More
Conner Rainwater
The only reason Hollywood isn't considered a modern classic is because it was Ben Affleck's follow up to Gigli. This has an amazing sense of style and… More
Kevin M. Williams
A detective investigating the suicide death of a famous TV actor is the entry point for this informed discussion about some of the effects of our society's… More
familiar stranger
Prior to watching this movie, I didn't know anything about who George Reeves was. The name was totally new for me. Fortunately, this ignorance turned out… More
xGary Xx
Hollywoodland is a fictionalisation of the circumstances surrounding the death of George Reeves whose first acting role was in the legendary Gone With The Wind… More
Jennifer D
Uhhhh, well. Sometimes I think I run out things to say on mediocre films. The acting was good. I very much appreciated Affleck's attempt at the 40s actor… More