Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Hot Pursuit

UK Release Date: 31st July 2015

An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen (

Director: Anne Fletcher (Step Up, The Proposal, Guilt Trip)

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara

It's remarkable to see Reese Witherspoon dish out the mediocre performance. It's not wholly her fault. Hot Pursuit is similar to Paul Feig films (The Heat, Spy), but without the punch. Witherspoon and Vergara fly well together. It's an instant connection. The things they do, the words they say, though, are a shambles. Situations occur that are unrealistic. Witherspoon is a by-the-book cop. Her job is to protect a dead drug lord's wife (Vergara) from bad people. Simple, yet ineffective. Witherspoon isn't believable in her role. Vergara fits in hers perfectly. Witherspoon struggles to contain the uncontrollable widow. A few jokes arise amongst the dead ones, conducted by a weak script and poorly executed set-pieces. The lead duo acting as a deer just about sums up the mood of Hot Pursuit.


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