Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit

Anne Fletcher (2015)

12A Certificate


Our Score
Reese Witherspoon stars as an uptight police officer tasked with escorting a drug dealer's wife (Sofia Vergara) across Texas in a by-the-numbers buddy chase comedy. Along the way they have to avoid corrupt cops and criminals which prompts gunfire and car chases, but mostly there's a lot of bickering as Witherspoon and Vergara insult each other for nearly 90 minutes. Everything in the film is moved aside in favour of the pair's slapstick set pieces, which become tiresome from very early on (including some rather uncomfortable racial stereotype humour). Director Anne Fletcher (The Guilt Trip) leans heavily on the likeable nature of its stars, and to their credit, Witherspoon's prim officer clashes well with Vergara doing her usual loudmouthed act. This can't support a whole film, however, and after the first few exchanges things go downhill very rapidly. Two very capable leads deserved more than this ill-conceived romp across the Lone Star State. Unfolding in very obvious and uninspired ways, Hot Pursuit would be offensive if it weren't so lazy.


An uptight, accident prone police officer desperate to prove herself has to protect a gangster's widow who has agreed to give evidence against a drug lord. They end up forced to go on the run together, and are pursued across Texas by hitmen and corrupt cops. Crime comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.

Cast & Crew

Officer Rose Cooper Reese Witherspoon
Daniella Riva Sofia Vergara
Detective Hauser Matthew Del Negro
Detective Dixon Michael Mosley
Randy Robert Kazinsky
Det Jackson Richard T Jones
Jesus Benny Nieves
Angel Michael Ray Escamilla
Vicente Cortez Joaquín Cosío
Captain Emmett John Carroll Lynch
Director Anne Fletcher
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Other Information

Language: English / SpanishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 31 Jul 2015
Comedy Drama