The Heat Reviews
The protagonists have good chemistry, and Sandra is lovely, but Melissa truly delivers the humor. I think I'd easily give it a 5/10 if she wasn't around, or someone else who'd fit the action and lines.
All in all, nice story, funny script, and Melissa.
If you want to watch two middle-aged women - one foul mouthed fat bird, and one gentile skinny one - with little to no chemistry or likeability, then this is for you. I'm puzzled by how this scored above average with both critics and audiences on here. And I feel sorry for Thomas F. Wilson whose cameo is the best thing about this mess of a movie.
And someone somewhere actually said that this travesty is better than 'Hot Fuzz'. They were clearly having a laugh!
strange to see this 2013 movie in 2016, when its pro-police brutality stance makes the viewer uneasy. Bullock is in favor of going by the book, and McCarthy, who grew up in the neighborhood she is policing, is pragmatic, profane, and violent. If you ignore some of the undercurrents, the movie can be enjoyed on a superficial basis, even boasting a cat subplot. Nice cameos by Demian Bichir and Jane Curtin and the Boston background is a character by itself. Easy targets, like lame lechers in bars, crooked cops, stale sandwiches and women's pantsuits are lampooned. The refrigerator is full of guns, and the bad guys practically wear black hats. Good if you're not in the mood for anything deep and want a few laughs.