The Heat
The Heat (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 28, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 15, 2013
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Heat is predictable, but Melissa McCarthy is reliably funny and Sandra Bullock proves a capable foil.

Wesley Morris

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

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J. Olson

It takes a special kind of film to evoke uproarious laughter from the sight of Sandra Bullock being repeatedly stabbed in the leg, but "The Heat" does exactly that.

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Christy Lemire

Director Paul Feig, whose Bridesmaids upended notions of what a raunchy ensemble comedy could be, does it again here with another genre.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

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.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Ms. Bullock as the aggressive brute and Ms. McCarthy as the straitlaced go-getter would have challenged these easy stereotypes and made them a tad less insulting to successful career women everywhere.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

If you've never seen the point of Sandra Bullock, watch this.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The many formulas never mesh, and some formidable actors stumble trying to keep pace with its out-of-synch meters.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

For the first half hour I thought it was gearing up to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen, but eventually it grew on me.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
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I love this movie so much! Its like having an American female version of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg! I want more of those too working together! A funny,… More
Al S
An outrageously funny and ridiculously enjoyable good time. A fast, frequently funny and very entertaining buddy comedy. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are… More
Jason Robinson
Basically the same as "The Other Guys" -- mildly funny throughout with a couple of big laughs. Melissa McCarthy is always hilarious, and Sandra… More
Cynthia S.
Funny stuff! I got a lot of chuckles from this unlikely duo. Sandra Bullock is ALWAYS entertaining, even when the script isn't. Melissa McCarthay is a… More
Spencer S.
Female helmed comedies just don't come around that often, and good ones are very sparse as well. Director Paul Feig is creating a standard for women in… More