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Hollywood Homicide (2003)

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Viewed at Crossroads Theaters
Rated PG-13; running time of 117 minutes
Genre: Action/Crime
Written by: Robert Souza & Ron Shelton
Directed by: Ron Shelton
Cast: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Lena Olin, Keith David, Bruce Greenwood, Martin Landau, Lolita Davidovich, Dwight Yoakam, Isaiah Washington

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

The Digest

Detectives Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and K.C. Calden (Josh Hartnett) are just going through the motions when it comes to police work. Joe is trying to hustle on the side and sell houses while K.C. really wants to be an actor and a yoga instructor. Despite this, they seem to be reenergized when they are put on the case of quadruple homicide inside of a nightclub owned by Julius Armas (Master P.)

It's not enough that they are trying to solve a murder committed by some elusive hit men. Gavilan also has to fight the Internal Affairs Division which seems to be determined to have his badge and he has to deal with the fact that it looks like current and former officers may be involved in the murder.

Can Joe and K.C. solve the murder before they lose their badges and in between pursuing they careers of choice?

The Dish

This was your typical Steven Segal movie except he didn't have to avenge the death of a family member and his interaction with various rap stars was minimal. I'm so glad he cut that ponytail off finally too. Pardon Me? What's that you say? That wasn't Steven Segal, it was Harrison Ford???!?!? That's impossible! It was a white cop surrounded by rappers! It had to be Steven Segal. All kidding aside... what in the hell did I just watch? It was like watching an episode of "The Parade of Stars" as well as a Steven Segal movie. The mish-mash montage of stars was quite fitting considering the script was a mish-mash montage of dialogue going in several different directions. It was beyond disappointing.

I had hoped that Harrison Ford would be able to pull the movie up out of the gutter, but even he couldn't save it. In fact you could almost see him go down for the third time then just give up and let the current take him. I just really don't know what these people were thinking.

And Josh Hartnett has yet to impress me. Granted I refused to watch Black Hawk Down and I was told he was pretty good in that, but beyond that - "Show Me The Money, Josh." I wonder if he is going to be a male version of the Gabor sisters and make a career out of getting by with his good looks. Ain't nothing wrong with that, but if that is the case just be honest about it like they were/are and get on with it.

I will say that both Master P and Kurupt are getting better with more practice. And that's about the nicest thing I can say about this movie.

The Directive

I'd honestly wait until it comes out on cable. No need to to waste good money.

red

Dead on arrival


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Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2003
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