• Released
  • June 28, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 57 min
  • Comedy
  • 11,880 Fan Ratings
90

NPR

If The Heat is about more than being a well-oiled delivery system for impressive and effective comedy, it's in part about what it means to be a good cop — including the question of how gender does or doesn't factor into that.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is one of the most entertaining movies of the year.
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79

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
A bawdy and belligerent comedy, meant mostly for folks looking for nothing more than to enjoy a few laughs.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If you’re going to make a dopey, bawdy, foul-mouthed, predictable lady-buddy-cop movie, you might as well make it funny. And until it overstays its welcome in the final half-hour, The Heat is shamefully funny.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Don't believe the weak coming-attractions trailer. The inspired pairing of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy makes for a successful action comedy.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The Heat, which provides enough opportunity for wholesale mayhem as well as laughs, is pretty much a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Heat is the best female buddy-cop movie since, well, ever.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
At its sharpest, The Heat actually moves and banters like a comedy, with sharply timed and edited dialogue sequences driven by a couple of pros ensuring a purposeful sense of momentum.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The script's simpleminded shenanigans notwithstanding, the two stars sync up better than their characters do, especially with some rough-and-tumble physical slapstick, resulting in a crude, low-brow audience-pleaser that will hit the funny bones of both performers' fan bases.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
McCarthy is a force of comic nature. And she and Bullock mix it up like pros. In this dead-battery of a movie, these live-wires miraculously ignite sparks.
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59 out of 100
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