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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
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  1. Dec 27, 2014
    10
    This movie is absolutely great.Arnold Schwarzenegger fits the role fantastically and he really has some of great sentences in the film and it has funny scenes such as when that drunk hobo guy comes to Arnold and asks for money for parking and Arnold hits him and says "hooligani".This film is a very nice thriller with awesome and funny moments and cast is very good.James Belushi is aThis movie is absolutely great.Arnold Schwarzenegger fits the role fantastically and he really has some of great sentences in the film and it has funny scenes such as when that drunk hobo guy comes to Arnold and asks for money for parking and Arnold hits him and says "hooligani".This film is a very nice thriller with awesome and funny moments and cast is very good.James Belushi is a fantastic choice and without him this movie wouldn't be as near as good as it is.This is a classic! Expand
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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 75
    The film is punctuated by violence, a great deal of violence, although most of it is exaggerated comic-book style instead of being truly gruesome. Walking that fine line is a speciality of Hill, who once simulated the sound of a fist on a chin by making tape recordings of Ping-Pong paddles slapping leather sofas.
  2. Red Heat is a topically entertaining variation on the sort of action-adventure nonsense that plays best on television. Mr. Hill's touch is heavy when he takes himself seriously. However, he has a real gift for instantly disposable fantasy.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    70
    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.