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Hollywood Homicide

In writer-director Ron Shelton's action-comedy, two cops with ambitions beyond police work get sucked into the case of a lifetime. Det. Joe Gavilian (Harrison Ford) makes extra money in real estate, and his partner, K.C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), teaches yoga and dreams of acting. But when a rap group is killed onstage, the two must focus on solving the crime. The lead suspect is a controversial boss of a rap label whose head of security is also a cop.
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The trouble is that Mr. Shelton and Mr. Souza don't do enough with the material to make it dramatically compelling.
Andrew Sarris, New York Observer  full review
 
The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars.
J. Hoberman, Village Voice  full review
 
It's a great piece of mindful escapism.
 
A reasonably entertaining picture that nevertheless leaves you wondering -- what, exactly, did I just see?
Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com  full review
 
A buddy film starring two people who, even as the closing credits roll, appear to have just met.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post  full review
 
Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.
Desson Thomson, Washington Post
 
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.
Mike Clark, USA Today  full review
 
Hollywood Homicide should have been a much stronger and funnier movie.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star  full review
 
It's a movie an audience can settle comfortably into, and it pays off as it goes along.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
Action movies that show a real interest in characters and their quirks are so rare that you might be ready to forgive this one its sins of cliche and poky pacing.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
 
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.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
 
Sometimes the laugh is there, sometimes it's a coin-flip, and sometimes it all feels like so much made-up filler.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail  full review
 
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.
Tom Long, Detroit News
 
It's Get Shorty, but not as agile.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post  full review
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