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: October 15, 2013
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
65%
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User Score
72%



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
Grantland

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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Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine

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.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

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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Max Kyburz
Film Comment Magazine

An all-female buddy cop movie that, for all its flaws, amounts to one of the ballsier attempts at the genre.

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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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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
three stars
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
Anthony Lawrie
I'm torn. On one hand I love Sandra Bullock, have done for some time and then on the other hand I hate, actually loath Melissa McCarthy. She's fat and… More
Film Crazy
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