Hot Pursuit starts on a promising note, with a girl growing up in the back of her father’s cop car, playing with handcuffs and a radar gun, learning about police scanner codes, even getting a ride to her prom.
The years go by, and we see the girl, now a young lady set to start her journey as a cop. It’s now that the film starts to falter and thus keeps faulting till the very end.
Hot Pursuit is all about a Texas police Officer Rose Cooper (Reese Witherspoon), who after an accident, gets assigned at a dead end job at the police station.
One day she gets assigned to protect a drug dealer and his wife Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara), who are going to testify against a drug lord, the murderous kingpin (Joaquin Cosio).
Officer Rose Cooper must protect Daniella Riva from criminals and dirty cops. We follow this lady officer’s journey who tries to transport the witness, Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara), the pampered wife of a drug lord, to the trial of the brutal drug lord.
Most the the film is on the run, with moments that could have been intriguing and engaging. During the film, it’s very clear that Officer Rose Cooper is an incompetent cop.
There are jokes in the film that reiterate this, but then if she was so incompetent, then why she handed over such a high profile case. Well, lets not get into logics.
Moving on, the screenplay for the film is a huge downer. One expected Hot Pursuit to be a crazy chick flick comedy but is ultimately a puerile hot mess with loads of forced humour.
The only good thing about Hot Pursuit is the pair – Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara. With a great pair, one expected this one to be great, but then, the film falls flat.
All in all, Anne Fletcher, the director could not do justice to this one.
Hot Pursuit starts on a promising note, with a girl growing up in the back of her father’s cop car, playing with handcuffs and a radar gun, learning a...0.5