Hollywood Homicide

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -3

In this action comedy, aging homicide detective Joe Gavilian (Harrison Ford) and his very young partner KC Calden (Josh Hartnett) are called to investigate the homicide of four rappers at a hip-hop nightclub. They discover the motive behind the shooting is that the band was seeking to break its contract with their recording label. Both Joe and KC have other jobs besides police work. Also a realtor, Joe talks on his cell phone to real-estate clients while chasing suspects. KC is a yoga instructor who teaches a class to about 20 attractive women, and he also has acting aspirations. Ford and Hartnett do not have great chemistry together, and the films humor is weak, at best.

The highlights of the film are several car chases and gunfights. Hollywood Homicide has a good deal of violence including a man falling about 10 floors to his death, several close-range shootings and some prolonged fist fights. Objectionable language is abundant including the Lords name in vain and the F-word, and there are several brief sex scenes and partial nudity. Joe is said to have had three wives and two children, but they are never seen. Both detectives find time for casual sex, Joe with a radio psychic (Lena Olin) who turns out to be his long-time enemys wife or girlfriend. Eastern thought and psychics are portrayed in a positive manner. Hollywood Homicide is not a film that Preview can recommend due to violence, a casual treatment of premarital sex, a few racial slurs, and some rough language.

Preview Reviewer: Alan Boyer
Columbia Pictures

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Crude Language: SOB 2, N-word 2

Obscene Language: many (35) times F-word 1, S-word 20

Profanity: GD 6, OMG 2, JC 2

Violence: prolonged fist fight with pipe, two prolonged gun fights, man shot in arm and legs, several car crashes, man falls from roof to his death.

Sex: none

Nudity: woman nude in hot tub but distorted by the water, two topless women seen from back, woman in bra and panties, man in underwear.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: woman in hot tub and a clothed man begin to kiss and scene fades out, partially clothed couple kiss in bed.

Drugs: alcohol drinking

Other: yoga, psychics and eastern thought are portrayed in a positive manner

Running Time: 111 minutes
Intended Audience: teens and adults

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