The Heat Synopsis
Two very different law enforcement officers must team up to take down a ruthless drug lord.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Funniest movie so far this year!

By jmeinel
I was able to go to a pre-screening and I didn't know what to expect. I knew it would be funny because of who was in the movie, but I didn't realize just how funny it was going to be. I laughed so...

horrible movie

By kjoslin58
I love Sandra Bullock but this was the worst movie yet of hers. If I wanted to hear the F bomb every few seconds I could go to my local high school. This show was boring and stupid. Very...

Great Chemistry breathes new life into formulaic buddy comedy

By kcallen66
For those of you who remember "48 Hours", that movie set a new standard for buddy-cop movies over 30 years ago. Since then there have been many variations on this theme, but until now there hasn't...

What a great movie!

By sarada762
I laughed so hard all the way through this movie. If you want to go see a great movie that will keep you entertained from start to finish this is the one! I loved it...I am a 40 year old mother of...

TOOOOO much foul language!!!

By kimberlybaggett
The movie would have been soooo much better had they curbed that foul language. Too much is too much and that was way tooooo much! They are friends that I would suggest go see it but I don't want...

Hilarious

By cartee
A very upbeat show with great acting that continually keeps you laughing and ends leaving you with a tear of joy in your eye. A bit too many "F" words, but nevertheless, they all blurt out so...

Good chick flick.

By brew_m
Had lots of humor, with unique actions and dialogue. A check flick for sure. For those who like Bullock and McCarthy, McCarthy steals every scene. You go girl(s)!...

The Most Hillarious Movie EVERRRRRRR

By cgates1994
I have never laughed so hard before. They were a great team in this moving. The ladies need to do more pictures together. I am still laughing....

McCarthy + Bullock= Pure Entertainment

By mmmtexas
My expectation was to give my husband a dose of Sandra Bullock and enjoy the rest of the weekend. I was so pleasantly surprised that the show is funny from beginning to end. Mc Carthy is better than...

Heat Rocks

By tellstar2
Melissa McCarthy was great. I laughed threw out the movie. Who ever cast Mesilla & Sandra together did job. They worker wonderful side by side. I understand some of the lines were unprompted & not...

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Rated R | For Pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Female buddy-cop comedy mixes humor, violence, drinking.
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