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.
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. full review
The trouble is that Mr. Shelton and Mr. Souza don't do enough with the material to make it dramatically compelling. full review
The surplus of character humor seems all the more desperate in view of the essentially humorless stars. full review
A reasonably entertaining picture that nevertheless leaves you wondering -- what, exactly, did I just see? full review
A buddy film starring two people who, even as the closing credits roll, appear to have just met. full review
Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.
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. full review
Hollywood Homicide should have been a much stronger and funnier movie. full review
Hollywood Homicide is one of the most lazily scripted, poorly structured, smugly stereotyped star vehicles in recent memory. full review
Hollywood Homicide is one of those smooth formula jobs that always seems to attract the services of an actor of a certain age looking to extend his box-office power, and a fresh-faced newcomer who's all too willing to play protege to the vet. 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.
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.
Sometimes the laugh is there, sometimes it's a coin-flip, and sometimes it all feels like so much made-up filler. 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.
It's a movie an audience can settle comfortably into, and it pays off as it goes along. full review