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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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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