'Hollywood Homicide' Critic Reviews

45%
MovieWeb:   1 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   174 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    Ron Shelton, working from a script that he wrote with Robert Souza, has a trick up his sleeve; it's his cheery skewed tone.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    There are too many deft grace notes and underplayed jokes to take in at a single viewing.
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  • Mike Clark USA Today (Top Critic)
    50
    Both leads in Hollywood Homicide work multiple jobs, and wear themselves out in the process. So does a movie with such a generic title that it's a marvel no one has used it before.
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  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    A buddy film starring two people who, even as the closing credits roll, appear to have just met.
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  • Desson Thomson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.
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  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    Hollywood Homicide is one of the most lazily scripted, poorly structured, smugly stereotyped star vehicles in recent memory.
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  • J. Hoberman Village Voice (Top Critic)
    The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars.
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  • Jami Bernard New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    25
    It's a humiliating comedown for Ford, and he looks creaky and grumpy, obviously aware that he is miscast and dreading every scene.
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  • Eric Harrison Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    42
    It must've seemed a sure-fire hit on paper. Too bad they forgot to make it entertaining.
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  • Philip Wuntch Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    34
    Hollywood Homicide will remind you of at least a dozen other movies, most of them better than this one.
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  • Lisa Kennedy Denver Post (Top Critic)
    63
    It's Get Shorty, but not as agile.
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  • Peter Rainer New York Magazine (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    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.
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  • Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    It's the best role Ford has had in a while. The best movie, too.
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  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    50
    Has more laughs than suspense, but not enough of either.
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  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    88
    Hollywood Homicide ought not to be as much fun as it is, but it is.
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  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    34
    Glutted with car chases, hot tubs, yoga lessons, psychics, rap murders, glitzy locales and smirks, smirks, smirks, Hollywood Homicide is obviously supposed to be a rollicking good time. Instead it's sporadicly, mildly amusing formulaic mush.
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  • Bill Muller Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    40
    A laugh-free zone among summer comedies.
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  • Andrew Sarris New York Observer (Top Critic)
    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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  • Todd McCarthy Variety (Top Critic)
    An attempt to merge a semi-jokey buddy movie with a more realistic account of cops' messy private lives, Hollywood Homicide falls short on both counts.
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  • Megan Lehmann New York Post (Top Critic)
    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.
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  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    40
    Shelton is too smart an observer to totally miss the mark. But after a career of cooking up yummy, tart dessert delights, he has wheeled himself down the junk-food aisle. Let's hope he's doing it just this once.
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  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    40
    Hollywood Homicide should have been a much stronger and funnier movie.
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  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    63
    Sometimes the laugh is there, sometimes it's a coin-flip, and sometimes it all feels like so much made-up filler.
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