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Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, director of "Bridesmaids." (c) Fox

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Paul Feig, whose Bridesmaids upended notions of what a raunchy ensemble comedy could be, does it again here with another genre."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"If you've never seen Sandra Bullock blow a peanut shell out of her nose, and you'd like to, The Heat is your movie."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
"Deserving neither a love letter nor an autopsy, Paul Feig's fifth directorial feature is as aggressively average a movie as I've seen in recent memory."
‑ Sam Fragoso, Movie Mezzanine
"A solid buddy-cop action-comedy that draws all its energy from Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, who are flat-out funny and fun to watch."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"The sparks that fly between the two have that much more sting, thanks to the acidically hilarious banter and Bullock and McCarthy's complete, fearless abandon."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"If you've never seen the point of Sandra Bullock, watch this."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"The many formulas never mesh, and some formidable actors stumble trying to keep pace with its out-of-synch meters."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"McCarthy's an actress who needs a foil, and for now Bullock is more than good enough. I just wish these two had found each other 10 years ago."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"the relationship between McCarthy and Bullock is spot on and makes the film worth watching"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Poor production values, shoddy editing and too many clichés cool off a seen-it-all before comedy that even Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy can't save."
‑ John Urbancich, Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
"There are only two reasons to see The Heat. But they are formidable reasons, and they go by the names of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"If this were funny, The Heat would add up to your average buddy-cop comedy. Except that it's not funny, at least not very and not often."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"An all-female buddy cop movie that, for all its flaws, amounts to one of the ballsier attempts at the genre."
‑ Max Kyburz, Film Comment Magazine
"There's no getting away from the fact that The Heat is lightweight and derivative, but its formulas have been freshened just enough to make it fun. With Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock on board, that's enough."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"But it's heartbreaking to watch McCarthy and Bullock work so hard to such little profit ... This is a movie that doesn't once do the unexpected thing."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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