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The Heat Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
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.
Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 29, 2014
Has good momentum and it's not actively unpleasant to look at, which sets it well on the right side of the bell curve of modern American comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine
February 1, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
January 6, 2014
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.
Max Kyburz
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
An all-female buddy cop movie that, for all its flaws, amounts to one of the ballsier attempts at the genre.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 18, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
the relationship between McCarthy and Bullock is spot on and makes the film worth watching
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 15, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
September 14, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Urbancich
Your Movies (
August 17, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 16, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 10, 2013
It's ultimately clear that there's simply not enough plot to justify The Heat's absurdly overlong running time...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
August 8, 2013
Director Paul Feig, whose Bridesmaids upended notions of what a raunchy ensemble comedy could be, does it again here with another genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
August 5, 2013
You're left with an above average buddy cop movie, a few sharp gags and the conclusion that there must be a better way to get men laughing with women than have them inhabiting written-as-male roles.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 5, 2013
Meanspirited where it's meant to be funny. Misogynist crap is still misogynist crap when it stars women.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
August 4, 2013
As poorly scripted as Beverly Hills Cop and not as funny.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 3, 2013
The Heat is crude and rude, and its plot is pretty ropey, but as Bullock's by-the-book prissiness collides with McCarthy's slobbish street savvy, its leading ladies strike scintillating comic sparks off each other.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
August 2, 2013
It's the 'Bad Girls' who rule now!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Guy Lodge
This is London
August 2, 2013
This terrific vehicle for the perfectly mismatched comic stylings of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy isn't a hilarious girl-power trip. It's simply hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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