Alas, Tracy Enid Flick, what’s become of you? In 1999, you hopped and jumped—all go-getting and sure-of-yourself and exasperatingly peppy and ever-so-uptight—from Tom Perrotta’s book to screen, played by Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne’s Election. Now Witherspoon’s gone and turned your overachieving antagonist into a dully officious, do-gooder cop protagonist. And the movie we’re stuck in for 90 minutes with her, Hot Pursuit, remains cold as comedy, pursuing laughs unsuccessfully until the end … where a bloopers reel reveals the cast’s chuckling fun. At least someone got some guffaws out of this guff.
Right from the silly start—girl grows up in the back of dad’s patrol vehicle—this clown car’s root-a-toot-tootling along to Dallas with its wheels coming off.
"Tasteless lesbian jokes, handcuffed-togetherness, freaking out two guys with the truth about menstruation, girl-on-girl bickering, and concern about Cooper’s lack of a love life ensue." - VueWeekly