Red Heat
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Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a taciturn law-enforcement officer from Russia. James Belushi co-stars as a wise-lipped Chicago cop. Though they go together like caviar and White Castles, they are forced to team up to collar the Soviet Union's most notorious drug lord. Thus does director Walter Hill recycle his 48 Hours formula for another unlikely star team. Unfortunately, Red Heat isn't half as enjoyable as the earlier film, owing to a lack of rapport between the two leading men and an overall lack of inspiration infecting the whole project. The one notable aspect of Red Heat is that it… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A serviceable yet largely uninspired actioner from the late eighties, Red Heat is a minor entry on the resumes of both Arnold Schwarzenegger and filmmaker Walter Hill."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Went hotly down my throat like a shot of vodka with a donut to appease this big hunger pang I suddenly had for junk Commie things."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hill's confidence keeps the formulaic buddy-cop cliches entertaining."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"It might never be remembered as a great film - or even as a great Schwarzenegger film - but it's a great slice of nostalgia."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Hill's muscular, energetic direction makes what might have been just another buddy-cop thriller into an electrifying piece of escapism. One of Arnold's most underrated flicks."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"...a plodding, downright generic buddy-cop thriller that's simply unable to sustain the viewer's interest for more than a few minutes at a time."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This thing was a dud in the 80s. That's saying something."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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