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  • Summary: Veteran detective Joe Gavilan (Ford) is on the biggest case of his career and saddled with a new partner, K.C. Calden (Hartnett), who can't quite decide between being a cop or an aspiring actor. (Sony)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 36
  2. Negative: 9 out of 36
  1. 75
    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.
  2. 70
    A definite improvement on the recent spate of dull action movies, if only because it has such a marked sense of humor about itself and the genre it belongs to. But somehow it never quite finds its center.
  3. Is it, you know, fun? At times. Yet there's a rote quality to the way this half-dumb, half-sly movie resolves itself into an intentional debauch, a pileup of villainy and heavy metal. The only California dream it leaves you with is one of wretched excess.
  4. A frustrating blend of the sharply funny and the ploddingly generic. Although he does them well enough, we don’t really need Ron Shelton to give us the same old skidding-U-turn cop-thriller theatrics. He’s a much more distinctive talent than this crass spree allows for.
  5. 50
    Although Ford does not exactly mail in his performance, this is a lazy job, and far from his best work. On top of that, he has no chemistry with co-star (and heartthrob of the moment) Josh Hartnett.
  6. No one comes out of Hollywood Homicide looking good, but the film fades fast.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    10
    Yup, Hollywood Homicide”rips off practically every cop movie out there. My god in heaven, did anyone making this film have an original thought in their lives?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Jan 13, 2014
    10
    Hollywood Homicide is easily one of my all time favorite movies, my wife and I watch it regularly, and it is a great showcase of Harrison Ford's talents (Josh Heartnett is good too, naturally). It starts out very slowly, but ends up being gut-bustingly funny. Now, of course, I laugh my keister off the whole way through as the nuances of the movie and acting have been inscribed in my funny bone. Very classy storytelling. Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2011
    3
    Hollywood Homicide isn't so much an awful comedy as it as an astonishingly dull buddy cop flick. Nothing feels natural, from the "quirky" jobs that the cops have on the side, to the "goofy" dialogue they have, to the "far-fetched" murder mystery. It's an incredibly forced farce. Expand

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