Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 36
  2. Negative: 9 out of 36
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  1. Souza and Shelton throw in all kinds of ridiculous devices they learned in second-year screenwriting class.
  2. Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.
  3. 30
    Hollywood Homicide knows it's a dog, and it ain't too proud to beg.
  4. The film doesn't even cut it as cheap escapism.
  5. By the time it ended, I'd stopped caring. I suspect most moviegoers will do the same. Here's hoping Shelton scurries back to the athletic world in a hurry.
  6. 25
    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.
  7. 25
    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.
  8. It's a humiliating comedown for Ford, and he looks creaky and grumpy, obviously aware that he is miscast and dreading every scene.
  9. 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?
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 67 Ratings

User 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 HarrisonHollywood 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. Full Review »
  2. GarethM.
    Apr 24, 2006
    9
    It you look under the hood this is a clever, tripped out motor that is almost a spoof of the buddy buddy movie. Ford's most enjoybale It you look under the hood this is a clever, tripped out motor that is almost a spoof of the buddy buddy movie. Ford's most enjoybale film since Clear and Present Danger. Full Review »
  3. 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" jobsHollywood 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. Full Review »