Hollywoodland Synopsis
A detective (Adrien Brody) probes the mysterious death of TV Superman George Reeves (Ben Affleck).
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Chicago Tribune

With an uncredited assist from playwright/screenwriter Howard Korder, Hollywoodland features some tart, lively banter and welcome comedic...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The chief frustration of this otherwise well-made, well-acted, well-heeled picture -- a movie classy in its artful modesty, with every...
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The title refers to the giant promotional sign for the Hollywoodland real-estate development that once loomed on the side of Mt. Cahuenga....
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The irony is that Affleck's battering at the hands of fame has prepped him beautifully to play Reeves.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's a bit of a hodgepodge - unnecessarily complicated, clumsily structured, uncertainly directed and, as a whodunit, ultimately...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A whodunit, a whydunit, and an excuse for Adrien Brody to mug it up like nobody's business.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Hollywoodland explores an intriguing bit of Hollywood history, and through the strength of its performances keeps us engaged and...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Ultimately falls short of reaching the pleasingly pulpy heights of an "L.A. Confidential" or a "Chinatown" despite those obvious...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film, actually, is a little like Reeves himself: It starts promisingly and trails off into indistinctness and mystery.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Hollywoodland has scraps of old movie glamour. It also has shades of later movies that sullied all that class and refinement with a lurid...
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Rated R | For language, some violence and sexual content
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Common Sense Media says not for kids Bloody, complex '50s-set noir for adults only.
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