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Reviews: Hot Pursuit (2015)

hot_pursuitReviews for this film from our members:

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Every single element — the premise, the writing, the direction, the acting, the telegraphing of the overcooked score, the car chases, the drug-dealer subplot, the half-assed romantic interest, the wacky outtakes over the end credits, the climax that dispenses with the jokes altogether and plays the action straight-up, as if anybody gives a shit — conspires to make it feel like a movie you rented one lonely Saturday night back in 1987 and immediately regretted.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: Just as how much a person would like the “Cars” films was directly impacted on his or her opinion of Larry the Cable Guy, a person’s appreciation of this film correlates with one’s annoyance level with Vergara. For me, it’s pretty miserable.
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
    • Excerpt: With Hot Pursuit, there’s “paying the bills,” then there’s something this lazy, uninspired, and hackneyed.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The pairing of Witherspoon and Vergara is actually quite inspired, but “Hot Pursuit’s” inspiration stopped dead in its tracks after its stars were cast.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Witherspoon plays Cooper, a police brat who was, according to the prologue, raised by her cop father in the backseat of a police cruiser on a never-ending ride-along. Yes, we get that humor often requires exaggeration, but what parent would have their grade school-aged child sitting in the backseat with drunks in Santa costumes and cross-dressing hookers?
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Hot Pursuit is that rare breed of comedy that is so frivolous and haphazardly realized that it can only aspire to stupidity in its characters and in itself.
  • Panagiotis Gkaris @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Lame and tedious, it’s cringe-worthy…
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Finding belly laughs in the woefully misbegotten “Hot Pursuit” is as hopeless as finding a four-course meal in a desert.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Dan Lybarger @ www.arkansasonline.com
    • Excerpt: Hot Pursuit features violent deaths, immolation, dismemberment, drug use and graphic descriptions of how lady parts work. Thankfully, director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip) and an able cast manage to make the potentially queasy material funny.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: More than anything, “Hot Pursuit” makes you nostalgic for better movies that do this formula much better.
  • [New – 7/30/15] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: An obnoxious, loud, shockingly laugh-free experience from beginning to end, wasting the talents of its two leads who are clearly just there to pick up the hefty paycheque and setting what feels like a new record for most comedy/cop movie clichés done in a non-spoof movie.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Crass, frantic farce–a distaff riff on the formula of ‘Mignight Run’ that will make you wince more often than Charles Grodin did in that 1988 movie.
Updated: July 30, 2015 — 9:19 pm
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