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The Heat Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
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
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
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Grantland
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 (UAE)
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
TheMovieReport.com
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
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com
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
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
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