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Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit
Posted on August 6, 2015 by James Shults

Release Date: May 8, 2015

Director: Anne Fletcher

Overall Rating: Bad

A tightly wound police officer (Reese Witherspoon) and the witness (Sofía Vergara) she’s taken into custody are on the run from a drug lord.

The Good

There’s not a lot of positive things you can say about Hot Pursuit. The best thing it has going for it is that It’s only 87 minutes long and breezes by quickly enough. It’ll be over before you know it.

The Bad

There’s not much more to Hot Pursuit than it’s premise. In the end, it barely even lives up to that. There’s a point in the movie when Reese Witherspoon’s character starts putting Sofía Vergara’s character in handcuffs. But here’s the thing. She’s not her prisoner. She’s a witness. Reese Witherspoon’s character has no business putting her in handcuffs. That’s just a taste of what you can expect here. A movie that’s even dumber that the dumb movie it promises to be.

The Ugly

Reese Witherspoon aims for the fences with her character. She’s really going for something. Unfortunately the character ends up being more annoying than funny.

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