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The Heat Reviews

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March 8, 2018
The plot is formulaic, the stereotypes awful, the villain limp and sniffling and the message beyond predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 8, 2017
The Heat plays with clichés from a long line of mismatched buddy cop comedies, and it's as good as any in the genre's pantheon.
August 8, 2016
In the cinematic world of worthwhile cop partnerships, The Heat is just an addled rookie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 19, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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.
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
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-
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.
November 4, 2013
An all-female buddy cop movie that, for all its flaws, amounts to one of the ballsier attempts at the genre.
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
October 18, 2013
the relationship between McCarthy and Bullock is spot on and makes the film worth watching
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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