City Heat
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This standard, tongue-in-cheek, gangsters and good guys saga is carried on the star power and screen presence of Clint Eastwood as Lt. Speer, a taciturn, tough, play-it-by-the-book cop, and on Burt Reynolds as Mike Murphy, Speer's old friend in the force, now turned private eye but still a captivating rogue at heart. With a sub-text of playing their well-known screen personas off each other, Eastwood and Reynolds provide more than a surface interpretation of the characters that made them famous. After Murphy's partner is murdered, he focuses on pitting one mob boss against another in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An amiable but decidedly lukewarm confection geared entirely around the two star turns."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"One of Mr. Benjamin's main contributions to the film is a good-humored buoyancy, even when things are at their most muddled."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"One wishes the only pairing of Clint and Burt were better, but City Heat is still fun."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"It's certainly not a subtle movie, but with memorable performances, ludicrously over-the-top one-liners and amiable zaniness, it qualifies as a lot of fun."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Under the direction of last-minute replacement Richard Benjamin, the results are insufferable -- grotesque, chaotic, demoralized."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"In the end, it is all pretty woeful."
‑ , Film4
"How do travesties like this get made?"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"What could have been an interesting and funny period piece under the directorship of original screenwriter Edwards is turned into a tedious, infantile mess by director Benjamin."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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