City Heat Reviews

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Variety Staff
Top Critic
December 8, 2007

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

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 8, 2007

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

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.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 8, 2005

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

| Original Score: 3/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

How do travesties like this get made?

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
August 30, 2004

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003

In the end, it is all pretty woeful.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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

Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 28, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 5, 2004

| Original Score: 1/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
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