Hot Pursuit is an inoffensive journey into Hollywood déjà vu; it’s all so familiar. The overall effect is not exactly bad (barring an apparent silly-costume quota) but is definitely bland.
The film might have prevailed thanks to the two comedy behemoths at its centre, however these are not the best performances we’ve seen, or will see, from them. Vergara is agreeable, Witherspoon is more than fine. They have some funny moments.
Nonetheless, when an unnecessary love interest appears, we are forced to appreciate the female duo’s chemistry as we wish him out of every frame.
Hot Pursuit does not deserve vitriol but it is by no means a comedy great.
CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Robert Kazinsky, John Carroll Lynch
DIRECTOR: Ann Fletcher
WRITERS: David Feeney, John Quaintance
SYNOPSIS: A neurotic and by-the-book cop tries to protect the widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by dirty cops and murderous gunmen.