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The Heat Reviews

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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
London Evening Standard
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
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
August 2, 2013
The plot follows a standard formula, but the simple gender twist and great casting keep things sizzling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
August 1, 2013
Miss Congeniality shows up The Other Guys in this riotously funny buddy-cop comedy, which overcomes its silly script with the ingenious pairing of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Catherine Shoard
Guardian
August 1, 2013
The Heat is lean, mean and completely uninterested in anything that isn't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2013
Prepare for some hilarious laugh enforcement, Sandra Bullock proves to be the perfect foil to the uproarious Melissa McCarthy, who is fast becoming the funniest performer in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 1, 2013
A good cop/bad cop action comedy with the funniest two-women-above-the-title pairing in memory.
| Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
August 1, 2013
Bullock and McCarthy have terrific chemistry and elevate the simple-minded material with their riffing and adept physical comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 1, 2013
Watchable buddy comedy enlivened by a pair of strong comic performances from its two leads, though it's also far too indulgent of McCarthy's ad-libbing and feels a good twenty minutes too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Cunningham
HeyUGuys
July 31, 2013
The film then lives and dies by how funny each individual scene manages to be. Some hit the mark, others do not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Floyd
Film4
July 31, 2013
Engagingly acted character comedy takes precedence over the nominal action-comedy plot, which involves the usual mysterious crime kingpin and the whereabouts of a big shipment of drugs.
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
July 31, 2013
The bland visuals and point-and-shoot directorial style mean that not much sticks in the mind, but 'The Heat II' would be an entirely welcome proposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
July 31, 2013
Good for a few chalk-and-cheese chuckles but no real belly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
July 30, 2013
If you've never seen the point of Sandra Bullock, watch this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
July 30, 2013
A genuinely funny, worthy successor to Bridesmaids, solidifying McCarthy as a rare comedic talent and potentially laying the way for more left-field lady-led comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Gallagher
The List
July 29, 2013
Marks another successful barge into Hollywood's boys-only territory from director Paul Feig, who is proving to be the most significant director of women in Hollywood right now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2013
It takes a while for The Heat to warm up, but after about 30 minutes of straining-for-effect comedy, this buddy cop vehicle for Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy proves a much funnier proposition than the thinness of its premise suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
July 29, 2013
The screenplay, by Parks and Recreation writer Katie Dippold, is gunning to be a female Lethal Weapon or 48 Hours. Unhappily, this includes slovenly plots about tracking down drug lords to warehouse hideouts, and jackhammer banter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
July 28, 2013
The cruder gags won't win everyone over, but McCarthy and Bullock's chemistry helps paper over the plot cracks and there's enough situation comedy to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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