The Heat (2013)

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

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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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R (for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence)
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Comedy
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Cast

Sandra Bullock
as Ashburn
Michael Rapaport
as Jason Mullins
Jane Curtin
as Mrs. Mullins
Thomas F. Wilson
as Captain Woods
Peter Weireter
as SWAT Team Leader
John Ross Bowie
as NY Agent
William Xifaras
as Tough Guy #1
Cary "Big Shug" Guy
as Tough Guy #2
Erica Derrickson
as Prostitute
Tony Hale
as The John
Deirdre Horgan Aska
as Police Dispatch Voice
William A. Kennedy
as Desk Sergeant
Tony V.
as Precinct Officer
Amanda Good Hennessey
as Woman With Kid
Patty Ross
as Drunk Woman
Kaitlin Olson
as Tatiana
Ellen Becker Gray
as Tatiana's Mother
Don Orsillo
as Baseball Announcer
Adam Ray
as LeSoire
Chris Gethard
as Himself
Diane Aska
as Club Ekko Bartender
Joey McIntyre
as Peter Mullins
Michael B. Tucci
as Mr. Mullins
Bill Burr
as Mark Mullins
Nathan Corddry
as Michael Mullins
Miriam Tolan
as Pathologist
Alexis Garcia
as Drug Dealer in Paint Factory
Raw Leiba
as Paint Factory Henchman
Ben Falcone
as Blue Collar Man
Joe Stapleton
as O'Flanagan's Bartender
Fletcher McTaggart
as Choking Man
Zachary Woods
as Paramedic
Joe Garland
as Boston Agent
Thomas B. Devlin
as Boston Agent
Benjamin Evett
as Boston Agent
Mitch Silpa
as Dealer
Katie Dippold
as ER Nurse
Turner Hagan
as Orderly
Lance Norris
as Scruffy Bar Patron
Brent White
as Editor
Tom Wilson
as Captain Woods
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Critic Reviews for The Heat

All Critics (169) | Top Critics (40)

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.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
ChristyLemire.com
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 30, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 8, 2013
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 3, 2013
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Heat

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 redemption.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

three stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

½

An outrageously funny and ridiculously enjoyable good time. A fast, frequently funny and very entertaining buddy comedy. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are a sensational comic duo. They work surprisingly well together and deliver some great lines of dialogue and big laughs. McCarthy of course steals the show with her comic charisma.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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