Hollywood Homicide

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Harrison Ford is the old cop having to train Josh Hartnett, the new cop, in a ploy to get every woman in America into theaters at once.

Hollywood Homicide¬†was another movie on my family’s Worst Movies to Watch on Thanksgiving. For those that don’t know, my family has a Thanksgiving tradition of trying to find the perfect bad movie. It started out whatever year Bad Girls came out on video. Ok, that was 1994. We actually used to just watch movies on Thanksgiving. Anything to get my dad not to watch football. Then that year came and we decided that was the worst movie we had ever seen. The next year, my dad said “Do you think we can find a worse movie than Bad Girls?” so we try to top it each year.

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This was your typical buddy cop movie except they didn’t really interact with each other all that much. They spent more time on their cell phones. This movie does not improve my opinion of Josh Hartnett. I think he’s a horrible actor and is not attractive at all. He was also laughable as a yoga instructor that looks like he is about to fall over teaching it. What a dork.

I thought it was funny that his love scene was about five seconds and Harrison Ford had two love scenes. Half of the movie was the big chase scene at the end. If that was cut out of the movie it would have been barely an hour. The case they were working on only seemed an afterthought to whatever else they had going on. It was all quite silly.

It wasn’t horrible but a total fluff movie. I would say catch it on cable if you come across it but don’t go out of your way to see it. At least Harrison Ford had good hair in this movie instead of that stupid buzz cut he has had lately.

Rating: C+

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4 thoughts on “Hollywood Homicide

  • June 14, 2003 at 9:51 pm
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    It was a good flick. Good humor, good story with lots happening. Pretty good character development. I think I will have to see more of Josh Hartnett on the big screen before I decide if I love or hate him. I wasn’t disappointed with him or anything… just not blown away with his acting skills… maybe it is his barely open eyes that it was annoying me. I always like Harrison Ford. (They show more of him in a pseudo-love scene then Josh… I don’t know if that is better… or worse.)

    But overall – good movie.

  • June 15, 2003 at 9:48 pm
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    I agree that Harrison Ford is good and Josh Hartnett is a big dork. I don’t think he’s attractive at all and he has stupid hair. He’s not a hunk. blarg.

  • June 20, 2003 at 9:55 pm
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    Hunk of poo!

  • March 13, 2004 at 9:55 pm
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    I finally got around to watching this movie. Its not really that bad, but definitely not really good either. I wasn’t keeping score, but there’s about 1/2 a dozen half-explained plot twists and at least another 1/2 dozen characters that have nothing to do with anything. That’s really annoying.

    I feel like I waffle too much on my movie reviews. Everything is always middle of the road with me, so in the spirit of breaking my habitual middleground, I have a new format for reviews. Gone are cliched letter grade scores…in, is a whole bunch of new cliched stuff. So….

    Good: Not that much. I guess the chase scene that took up the whole 2nd half of the movie was OK

    Bad: Josh Harnett. I have several doorknobs with more personality.

    Overall: There are worse movies out there, but I don’t think anyone can recommend this in good conscience.

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