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...

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...

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...

Bullock and McCarthy Bring the Heat

By anil_moviebuff
Really funny movie. Probably not something that is really family friendly, but there are a lot of laugh out loud scenes. I'd see a sequel if they made it. So much funnier than I thought it was...

A Must see movie!

By SophiaGrace10
I am still laughing when I think of the dialogue and I saw it last night. The jokes are fast and furiously funny. You will be laughing so hard you barely have time to breathe before the next...

The Heat is Hilarious!!!

By globalreach
This movie is so funny, I don't even know where to start. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy paired - who'd have ever thought! I laughed from start to finish, including a few not-so-tasteful times....

A must see!

By maryssok
Definitely the best movie so far this summer. Too hilarious! Lol How the girls act, what they say, it's just too funny! One funny part: Sandra Bullock is hugging a cat. She also has a picture of her...

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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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