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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Grotesque doesn't begin to describe Ms. McCarthy's new character. Scarily insane comes closer; repulsive occasionally applies. Mullins's insanity can be extremely funny from time to time, but her anger grows as punishing for the audience as it does for the victims of her unrestrained police work. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This profanely hilarious and tonally erratic spoof of buddy movies is funny as it begins in "Miss Congeniality 2" territory, funnier still as it zooms into "Lethal Weapon" climes. But it stops dead, and I mean that literally, when it takes a U-turn into a "Pulp Fiction" sinkhole of slapstick violence. 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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