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The Heat is predictable, but Melissa McCarthy is reliably funny and Sandra Bullock proves a capable foil. Read critic reviews

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FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a long-standing reputation for excellence -- and arrogance. In contrast, foul-mouthed, hot-tempered detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) goes with her gut instincts and street smarts to remove criminals from the streets of Boston. Sparks fly when these polar opposites have to work together to capture a drug lord, but in the process, they become the last thing anyone expected -- buddies.

Cast & Crew

Sandra Bullock
Sarah Ashburn
Melissa McCarthy
Shannon Mullins
Michael Rapaport
Jason Mullins
Jane Curtin
Mrs. Mullins
Tom Wilson
Captain Woods
Tony Hale
The John
Paul Feig
Director
Katie Dippold
Screenwriter
Paul Feig
Executive Producer
Michele Imperato
Executive Producer
Dylan Clark
Executive Producer
Robert Yeoman
Cinematographer
Jefferson Sage
Production Design
Brent White
Film Editor
Jay Deuby
Film Editor
Michael Andrews
Original Music
Catherine Marie Thomas
Costume Designer
Richard Fojo
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Critic Reviews for The Heat

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  • Aug 20, 2016
    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 S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2014
    I enjoyed this more than I thought I would regardless of how silly it was. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are some of the best comedians in the business and they gel really well together in "The Heat."
    Chihoe H Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2013
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2013
    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 freaking hoot in this!. She really didn't have to drop the F-bomb nearly as much as she did, but it didn't seem to bother me as much as some other movies. Guess I was going along for the fun ride that it was...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

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