City Heat
City Heat (1984)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 7, 1984
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

An amiable but decidedly lukewarm confection geared entirely around the two star turns.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

One of Mr. Benjamin's main contributions to the film is a good-humored buoyancy, even when things are at their most muddled.

TV Guide

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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Under the direction of last-minute replacement Richard Benjamin, the results are insufferable -- grotesque, chaotic, demoralized.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

One wishes the only pairing of Clint and Burt were better, but City Heat is still fun.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

How do travesties like this get made?

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Bottom line: Good roles for the stars, nice production values, and an impressive supporting cast, but no thrills and only minor laughs.

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In the end, it is all pretty woeful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
It's a buddy movie with a nostalgic twist thrown in much like The Sting only ... Burt Reynolds. He's in one movie (like maybe The Naked Gun, as Lt.… More
Jason Owens
The worst Clint Eastwood film I've ever seen (and there aren't many left that I haven't watched yet). I thought w/him and Burt Reynolds, two good… More
Phil Hubbs
Two major Hollywood tough guy legends team together for this 30's period set comedy/crime thriller which doesn't quite get there. Its basically an… More
Conner Rainwater
I just don't see how anyone could not enjoy this, It's Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds in a nostalgic gangster movie. It's fun, well made and… More
David Ladd
Reynolds is gumshoe Mike Murphy while Eastwood is rival Lieutenant Speer of the KC Police Department. Earlier, Reynolds had been on the Department, had been… More
Al S
It's a wickedly funny and action-packed movie that delivers. It's non-stop great fun from start to finish. It's hard-boiled and hilarious while… More