• The Heat (2013)

The Heat

Release Date: June 28th, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2013

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a long-standing reputation for excellence -- and arrogance. In contrast, foul-mouthed, hot-tempered detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) goes with her gut instincts and street smarts to remove criminals from the streets of Boston. Sparks fly when these polar opposites have to work together to capture a drug lord, but in the process, they become the last thing anyone expected -- buddies.

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Spoken Reasons, Dan Bakkedahl

Director: Paul Feig

Genres: Comedy , Action

Production Co: Chernin Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Transformation, 2010s, Spirited, Amusing, Investigation, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 79
    Laremy LegelFilm.com

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

  • 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. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

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