Hot Pursuit is the comedic story of an uptight police officer (Reese Witherspoon) tasked with protecting the widow of a Texas drug lord (Sofia Vergara).
The characters are polar opposites, they are on the run and hijinks ensue.
It's not the most original concept in movie history, and that goes a long way toward explaining why critics aren't exactly gushing in their Hot Pursuit reviews, as rounded up below...
The only thing hot about "Hot Pursuit" is its scant 87-minute running time. And it still feels like four hours. - Tom Long
So bad you'd think it was directed by the worst sort of male chauvinist director. - Betsy Sharkey
We are in the midst of a comedy boom, and within it an explosion of feminist and woman-driven humor, but the news has apparently not reached Warner Bros. headquarters. - A.O. Scott
Playing to stereotypes and terrible jokes, it is mostly unfunny, frequently offensive and entirely dumb. - Anders Wright
A truly tasteless comedy featuring the otherwise talented Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. - Chris Knight
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have great chemistry as a misfit comedy duo in the road movie Hot Pursuit. Unfortunately, they also have to strut their stuff while battling through a terrible screenplay with a hackneyed plot and dismal dialogue. - Bruce Kirkland