Jimmy Hollywood is really a 1994 American comedy movie featuring Joe Pesci as well as Christian Slater, written and directed by Barry Levinson. It was released on April 1, 1994, and it was a financial disaster, generating only $3 million against a $30 million budget. While it was once a box office flop, it has now developed a cult following.
Jimmy Alto (Pesci) is a struggling Los Angeles actor. Jimmy, along with his “spaced-out” closest buddy William (Slater), decides to take the law into his own hands after growing frustrated with his profession going nowhere also with a crime in the city.
Jimmy morphs becomes “Jericho,” the head of a mock-vigilante organisation that videotapes criminals and afterwards pass them across to the police whenever he loses his job as a waiter. Jimmy takes advantage of the free exposure while remaining nameless, but the cops finally closing in here on him, ending in a dramatic showdown inside the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre.
Howard Drossin contributed additional music to the movie’s soundtrack, which was composed by Robbie Robertson.
This movie has a 22 per cent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with such an average rating of 4/10, based on a sample of 23 reviews. Roger Ebert awarded the movie a score of 212 out of 4 stars. The performers are praised by Ebert for “finding the correct tone for the material,” however the narrative “weighs them down.” “Here are individuals who may have truly amounted to anything,” he adds, “and then we can watch the film withering right beneath their feet.”
On a scale of A+ to F, audiences polled by CinemaScore awarded the movie an average grade of “C.”
The picture, which cost $30 million to make, only grossed $4 million in ticket sales.