For a movie that never made it to theaters (at least I don't remember it being in theaters), Paparazzi is deceivingly better than most critics would have you believe. Hauser is actually pretty good and, contrary to some beliefs, quite sympathetic as the hero of the movie. The cameos are well-placed and well-acted (Mel Gibson's brief appearance is hilarious).
The writing is decent as well, as most loose ends are tied up nicely. Detective Burton's (Farina) suspicions that Laramie is responsible for the murders is played off well at the end. I suppose we're to think that he really does know the truth but sympathizes enough with Laramie to let it go (The character did admit that if anyone came after his family he wouldn't know what he would do).
Even the scene in which Laramie is initially set off and turns to murder is played to perfection as him merely acting on impulse.
All in all the screenplay could use some work, and we never really know how Hauser makes it into Daniel Baldwin's character's house near the end, but still it is pretty entertaining.