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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Escapism with a human touch -- it feels lived-in. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Like all Shelton's movies, Hollywood Homicide rambles and shambles, and like most of them, it ultimately settles into its own appealing rhythm. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Somewhere within all of this there really is a homicide -- a hip-hop industry rub-out that may someday make this movie half of a passable DVD double feature with Nick Broomfield's documentary Biggie and Tupac. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Combines silly stuff about life in Los Angeles with buoyant energy, a couple of chases worthy of the Keystone Kops and quick-witted actors playing droll characters with obvious affection. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Ultimately, this movie cowritten by Shelton and former L.A. police detective Robert Souza has more laughs than suspense, but not enough of either. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's a humiliating comedown for Ford, and he looks creaky and grumpy, obviously aware that he is miscast and dreading every scene. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    At its best, "Hollywood" has the breezy irreverence and easy, sunny L.A. atmosphere of Shelton's 1992 "White Men Can't Jump," a buddy-buddy basketball-hustle movie. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    It's the ideal capper for a cop comedy with a refreshingly wry, adult and humane attitude. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Ten minutes in, and the verdict is already clear: This is a flick that goes both ways. It's funny, then it's not; it's cooking, then it isn't; it's different, then it ain't. show more

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