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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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

In the cinematic world of worthwhile cop partnerships, The Heat is just an addled rookie.

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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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Sheila O'Malley

Yes, it's a cop-buddy film, and of course there is a case to be solved. But nobody cares about the familiarity of the premise. You get the sense that Paul Feig doesn't care either.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Bawdy, R-rated, the racial jokes run rampant: the sight-gag of a female cop stopping a perp with a hurled watermelon is just all kinds of funny. It oughta be a new franchise.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

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

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
I was expecting this McCarthy-Bullock flick to be a raunchy farce, but it's actually a pretty solid buddy-cop movie about friendship, ethics, and… 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
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three stars
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