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      Hollywoodland

      2006, Mystery & thriller/Crime, 2h 6m

      185 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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      More than a movie star murder mystery, Hollywoodland takes it slow in order to reveal the intriguing details of the rise and fall of superstar fame. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      A detective (Adrien Brody) uncovers unexpected links to his own personal life as he probes the mysterious death of "Superman" actor George Reeves (Ben Affleck) in 1959. A possible affair between the actor and Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), the wife of a studio executive (Bob Hoskins), might reveal the truth.

      • Rating: R (Sexual Content|Language|Some Violence)

      • Genre: Mystery & thriller, Crime, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Allen Coulter

      • Producer: Glenn Williamson

      • Writer: Paul Bernbaum

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $14.4M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Focus Features

      • Production Co: Focus Features

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SRD, DTS

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Adrien Brody
      Ben Affleck
      Diane Lane
      Bob Hoskins
      Robin Tunney
      Joe Spano
      Molly Parker
      Dash Mihok
      Brad William Henke
      Steve Adams
      Ted Atherton
      Paul Bernbaum
      J. Miles Dale
      Jake Myers
      Joe Pichirallo
      Marcelo Zarvos
      Jonathan Freeman
      Leslie McDonald
      Odetta Stoddard
      Julie Weiss

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      • Jun 17, 2013

        I love the noir set up that this film has...you can see how it inspired L.A. Noire to some extent. This film tells a compelling story, which is partially marred by its length and by the sheer stupidity and suddenness of its disappointing ending. Aside from that though, it's a pretty good film.

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      • Feb 14, 2013

        Yuck! George Reeves is remembered in a very boring film. Poor guy. First his own death and now a second cinematic death. At least Ben Affleck isn't really forced to act here. Adrien Brody has no excuse though.

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      • May 14, 2012

        "Hollywoodland" is not a film that many will have the patience to endure. It takes its time to get to the finish, making sure to flesh out its characters, and because of this, it moves at a very consistent and very deliberate pace. These are the kinds of films that I yearn for. They never seem to be in a rush to get anywhere. You can't be impatient. You have to be willing to cooperate with the director and the route that he takes. And if you do so, there's a good chance you won't be sorry.

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      • May 11, 2012

        This is a slick period piece with some great production values that concerns the final days and mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of actor George Reeves, the original Superman before Christopher took over the role for the films. It looks at Reeves, but mostly follows the efforts of a private eye determined to figure out the truth behind what really happened and why. The concept and set up are great, but the results are unfulfilling. This one is really trying to swing for the fences and place itself amonsgt the ranks of Chinatown (possibly) or L.A. Confidential. It's a noble try, but it doesn't quite make it. The performances are actually pretty decent, especially from Affleck and Brody, but the story is meandering, plodding, and not as gripping as it needed to be. It's a bit of a bore, and doesn't really provide the insight I was hoping it might. I dug the technical side of things, and there are some good sequences, but ultimately this is just an unfocused bore.

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