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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Schwarzenegger, who when he dons a green suit is dubbed 'Gumby' by Belushi, is right on target with his characterization of the iron-willed soldier, and Belushi proves a quicksilver foil."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Right off the assembly line."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"...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
"If you still pine for the 80s where East vs West dominated action films, then this is an essential part of your education."
‑ Almar Haflidason,
"Surface stuff, moderately contemptuous, but entertaining enough."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
""Red Heat" is not the first movie about a couple of very different cops, and it will not be the last, but as the formula goes this is a superior example."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"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
"Walter Hill's direction's real cool, and the photography is beautiful. The film is also pretty funny. The leads are great."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"''Red Heat'' is a topically entertaining variation on the sort of action-adventure nonsense that plays best on television."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"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
"Hill's confidence keeps the formulaic buddy-cop cliches entertaining."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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