“Red Heat” may not reinvent the buddy cop formula but it does use good casting and a funny script to make it entertaining. Pairing Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi as a cop from Moscow and a cop from Chicago is already a great recipe.
The plot hardly matters to be honest. All that matters is that Schwarzenegger is basically a fish out of water when he travels from Russia to America and teams up Belushi. The results are hilarious and often exciting.
Director Walter Hill is no stranger to this material either having directed “48 Hours”. Everything seems a little more routine here but whatever, it is still a great entertainment.