|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Molly Parker, Ben Affleck, Kathleen Robertson, Adrien Brody, Robin Tunney, Diane Lane|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Hidden Gems, Incredible Indies, Just Arrived, Matt Damon & Ben Affleck, Top Cops|
|2hrs 1 min||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV's Superman.
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ATMOSPHERICBy Kermode (39 reviews) from Aberdare , 19 Jan 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Fifty's film noir with Adrien
Brody very sensitive performance as a down at
heel private eye investigating
the death of Superman actor.
Very slow paced ,though excellent performances by
Affleck and Lane, with a tremendous small role for
Bob Hoskins. The film certainly captures the time with its film studios and movie star mansions scenes, but it is flawed effort
and could have been a classic if the screenplay was
a lot sronger.
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ExcellentBy a customer from Wrexham in Welsh Wales , 03 Aug 2009HOLLYWOODLAND tells the story of Louis Simo (Adrien Brody), a private investigator hired by George Reeves's (Ben Affleck) mother to look into Reeves mysterious death.
It neatly moves backwards and forwards between Reeves's life, the Original 1950's SUPERMAN and the slightly grubby Simo's. Ben Affleck is excellent as Reeves as is Adrien Brody as Simo.
Directed by Allen Coulter who creates a Film Noir-ish atmosphere at times reminiscent of 'China Town' or 'The Two Jakes' Great supporting performance from Diane Lane and an excellent cameo from Bob Hoskins. Fast paced it's not but if you enjoyed the gentle unfolding story that was 'Lost in Translation' you'll get the idea of what to expect.
Boring to watchBy a customer from London , 29 Jul 2009It was a somewhat surreal film to watch. Jumping to & fro, past to present. Bit boring, wouldn't bother to watch it again
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InterestingBy Sloancritic (36 reviews) from Maidenhead , 04 Jul 2009This film tells the story of George Reeves, TV's first Superman. Reeves wanted movie stardom, but thanks to the role of Superman it was denied him. He was bitter and depressed. This story tells of Reeves fate and investigates the people and events around his life via low rent PI Adrian Brody.
It is an interesting story well told and Affleck is very good as the ambitious and disaffected Reeves. A good, if downbeat watch.
HollywoodlandBy carlsob (82 reviews) from Kidderminster , 17 May 2009Ben Affleck's Hollywood star is definately on the wane and this movie does nothing to enhance it. Affleck's acting in the movie is great but the plot is very poor and boring. The story of the death of George Reeves (TV's first Superman) tries to decide whether his death was suicide or murder but in true life there was never any debate at all surrounding his death, however the film makers in an attempt to enhance the movie try to turn it into a who dunnit. poor, avoid .
HollywoodlandBy a customer from Scotland , 12 Apr 2009If you thought Ben Affleck was talented but a slightly uninspiring actor then this film will change your mind. This is a terrific turn from him and, as usual Diane Lane gives another convincing performance. The period is perfectly captured, as is the seediness that lurks beneath the glamour. In addition to the acting, the film's tale of fame, celebrity, having it all and then wanting more resonantes with our celebrity obsessed times.