The Heat

The Heat

The Heat

Odd-couple comedy from the director of the hilarious Bridesmaids, following the incompatible partnership between uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon (Melissa McCarthy). Calamity ensues ehen they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord. Written by Parks and Recreation scribe Katie Dippold.

2013Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language & sexual references116 minsUSA
Comedy

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Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

Having realigned the rom-com and feminised the bromance with the hilarious Bridesmaids, director Paul Feig now attempts to makeover the action-comedy with slightly more mixed success. For while Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy make for an engaging mismatched pair to rival Riggs and Murtagh and Foley and Rosewood, they’re saddled with a predictable drug cartel plot that seems to needlessly stretch the running time by an extra 20 minutes.

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Variety

Variety

Has been engineered to deliver the laughs, and the result certainly does, despite coming alarmingly near to botching the procedural elements along the way.

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Time Out

Time Out

As in any buddy comedy, chemistry is key-and Bullock and McCarthy have it in spades.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The volatile chemistry between Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Bullock is something to behold, and carries "The Heat" through its lazy conception and slapdash execution.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Bullock specializes in awkward and uptight, McCarthy in aggressive and unfiltered. "The Heat" makes the most of those differences.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A crude, low-brow audience-pleaser that will hit the funny bones of both performers' fan bases.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

An unevenly matched buddy-cop comedy that amounts to a feature-length showcase for Melissa McCarthy riffing.

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