Hollywood Homicide (2003)

“Bad cop! No doughnut.” – Cleo

Number of Times Seen – Twice (2 Mar 2011 and 17 Mar 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Two mismatched Hollywood detectives try to solve a murder but their side jobs keep getting in the way of their detective work.

My Take on it – This is a film that I recalled seeing on cable a few years back, but nothing I could do could make me recall what it was all about.

After re-watching it, I now understand why…

This film is horrendous. and makes almost no sense what so ever.

Harrison Ford is wasted in the lead and is miscast in this film.

He has no business fronting a pseudo comedy like this and ends up having no chemistry at all with his onscreen partner Josh Hartnett.

This hurts the story even more because who wants to watch a buddy-buddy cop film where the two characters are terrible together.

The plot of the film is extremely silly and in order to try and camouflage it, they adds numerous sub-plots which make things even more confusing and strange because they just contribute to make this whole film a complete mess along the way.

The choice to give this film a comedic spin also hurts things a lot since it really isn’t very funny at all and that takes away from the parts of the film that in normal circumstances would feel more thrilling.

Unfortunately, every time, that they come close to have a thrilling scene, silly jokes get in the way and ruin it.


Bottom Line – Terrible film that makes so little sense.  Ford is totally miscast in the lead and he and Hartnett have no chemistry together what so ever which hurts the fact that they are suppose to be partners. The plot is quite silly and they try to thrown so many sub-plot into the mix in order to make us believe that something is really happening yet in reality, it’s all a befuddled mess from start to finish.  The attempt to give a comic spin to things also doesn’t help and it takes so much away from making this a thrilling mystery because the silly jokes keep getting in the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Reportedly, Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett did not get along during production, and neither were very warm with each other when they went out to go promote the movie. Hartnett later revealed in an interview that he and Ford got along better by the end of filming, but said that there were times they would end up just sitting in the car when they were supposed to be doing a scene and neither of them would say anything for like an hour. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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