‘Hot Pursuit’ Reviews: New Reese Witherspoon Film Is Her Worst-Reviewed Yet

Reese Witherspoon’s latest film Hot Pursuit opened on theaters yesterday, and the reviews have not been very favorable. In fact, Hot Pursuit is Witherspoon’s worst-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes.

At the time of this post, Hot Pursuit stands at six percent approval with only six of 103 reviews counted as positive. This surpasses the previously worst-reviewed film for Witherspoon, 1994’s S.F.W., which has a 12 percent approval rating (but has fewer reviews counted).

Hot Pursuit is a buddy comedy that tells the story of a by-the-books cop (Witherspoon) who must protect the widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug cartel member as they are chased throughout Texas by gunmen and dirty cops. The film was directed by Anne Fletcher (The Guilt Trip) and written by David Feeney and John Quaintance, both of whom worked on the television series, Ben and Kate.