Hollywood Homicide

Movie Reviews | Jun 13th, 2003

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Starring Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Keith David, Lena Olin, Master P, Bruce Greenwood, Gladys Knight, Dwight Yoakam, Isaiah Washington
Written By: Robert Souza, Ron Shelton
Directed By: Ron Shelton

I want to see Harrison Ford in a full fledge comedy sometime soon. I think Ford and Tom Hanks should do a comedy together. Anyway, I didn’t know if I was going to see this movie in the theaters or not and I ended up like the film.

Well the second half anyway. I don’t know what’s become of Loews Theater chain lately but it seems as if they fuck things up every time I go to a movie. And that’s almost every Friday! For the first hour of the damn movie, I had to watch the movie all blurry. And my brother and I complained 3 times!!! It seemed no one else had a problem with it, maybe because it was all old people in the theater and they can’t see anyway. No wonder why Loews is bankrupt and raising the prices of movies. If I wanted to watch a half ass production of a movie, I’d just download the movie!

Hollywood Homicide is about 2 cops that have side jobs. One is a real estate broker (Ford), the other is a yoga instructor and is also trying to be an actor (Hartnett). Yeah, typical thing right? They have to investigate a rap shooting taking place at a night club, and find out who did it. No not Suge Knight but close! During the investigation, another head police guy wants to take down for something. I dunno. This stuff has been done a million times before but it didn’t stop me from laughing and enjoying myself, well once the damn movie was in focus.

I like the one running gag with the phone the whole movie. I don’t think I’ve heard a phone ring in a movie that many times before haha. I kind of liked how the action took the backseat in this one and was more a comedy. This isn’t like a Bad Boys/ Rush Hour type of movie. All the action missing, makes up for it in the last 20 minutes or so with a cool & funny car chase (one that actually almost got Ford & Hartnett killed in real life). I liked the chemistry between Josh Hartnett and Harrison Ford, and I’m curious to see if they would do a sequel if this did well at the box office.

Though Ford isn’t getting any younger, and I noticed more stunt double work in this film than usual for him. What I really liked about the movie was the dialogue and jokes. I liked how the actors seemed like they were having a fun time filming this and they weren’t taking themselves too seriously; though I could be wrong? Overall, the film could have been better in some areas but I enjoyed the movie, well except the fucking blurry picture for the first hour! You suck Loews!

Bottom Line:
Favorite Scenes: The interrogating scene with Ford and Hartnett was great. I liked when Harrison stole the bike from the little kid, that was hilarious! I liked the cameos in this movie as well. I also like how crabby Harrison Ford is.
Running Time: 0 minutes
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