Red Heat
Red Heat (1988)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 17, 1988
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Right off the assembly line.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Surface stuff, moderately contemptuous, but entertaining enough.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

''Red Heat'' is a topically entertaining variation on the sort of action-adventure nonsense that plays best on television.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It might never be remembered as a great film - or even as a great Schwarzenegger film - but it's a great slice of nostalgia.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
If you love crime action comedy drama movies, look no further, here's something for you. This movie is action packed because of Schwarzenegger and humorous… More
Lucas Martins
Perhaps, Red Heat, is entertaining and funny that show a strange due, like Schwarzenegger and Belushi. The thing that made this movie rotten, is your silly… More
Edward Boxler
Well, it was a dud back in 1988, and lo and behold, it's still a dud. The worst part of this movie isn't that it does anything so abhorrently wrong.… More
Tim Salmons
A bit more interesting than the usual buddy comedies. It's just a shame we have to put up with Jim Belushi doing his usual thing - running around for 2… More
Alex roy
Red Heat is a fun, buddy cop action film with a good cast. A Russian cop teams up with a wise ass Chicago cop to capture an escaped Russian drug lord. Red Heat… More
Adam Mahler
Arnold's best performance and the one where his accent seems least out of place; Belushi has more of a sidekick part than a co-lead, we learn next to… More