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Hollywoodland

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Date :

September 08, 2006

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Allen Coulter

Starring :

Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins, Lois Smith, Robin Tunney, Kathleen Robertson, Steve Adams, Jordan Barker, Donald Burda

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“..mines an element that's missing from even superior sunshine-and-scandal films..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 4

“..lacks the tension and ambiance to work as true noir..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 4

“..lacks the immersive quality of L.A. Confidential's atmosphere..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4 of 5

“..it's Affleck who really impresses in Hollywoodland..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..falls short of reaching the pleasingly pulpy heights of an "L.A. Confidential" or a "Chinatown"..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
“..an ambitious film that succeeds only up to a point but no further..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 5

“..a thoughtful and thought-provoking piece of work..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
“..a polished but puny imitation of yesteryear's detective yarns..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..a delicious noir throwback with a smart parallel construction..”
by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Reviewed by Todd McCarthy [Variety]

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