Hot Pursuit

Featured In Issue 202, December 2015

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Anne Fletcher
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Hot Pursuit follows two fugitives who are ready to cop, lock, and drop it. An uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. (Gary Reber)

Special features include an alternate ending (HD 01:28), the featurettes The Womance (HD 03:05), Say What? (HD 03;46), and Action Like A Lady (HD 02:26); upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p picture is digitally photographed and exhibits bright, vibrant images with a strongly saturated color palette. Hues are vibrant throughout. Contrast is well balanced with revealing shadow delineation. Fleshtones are naturally hued as well. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail exhibited throughout. Overall, this is a pleasing picture that is colorful and nicely contrasted. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1 soundtrack is conventionally produced with a monaural focus, which is enhanced with a strong Texan music score that spreads wide and deep across the soundstage and extends aggressively to the surrounds. Atmospherics and sound effects are mostly focused toward the fontal soundstage, but .1 LFE energy is effectively supportive. Dialogue is strongly ADR produced, with an unnatural forward presence and a complete lack of spatial integration. Overall, this is an undistinguished soundtrack, with the exception of the well-recorded music. (Gary Reber)