The Heat

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Released 2013

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Director:
Paul Feig
Released:
2013
Rating:
R
FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a longstanding reputation for excellence -- and arrogance. In contrast, crude, hot-tempered detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) goes with her gut instinct and street smarts to remove criminals from the streets of Boston. Though neither woman has ever had a partner -- or a friend -- they must join forces to capture a drug lord. In the process, they become the last thing anyone ever expected: buddies.

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  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    Don't believe the weak coming-attractions trailer. The inspired pairing of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy makes for a successful action comedy.

  • 67

    Austin Chronicle Kimberley Jones

    More often than not The Heat is just stupid-funny, which circles us back to McCarthy, motor-mouthing four-letter fury like an operatic aria. She sells Mullins as delightfully unhin...

  • 58

    The A.V. Club Ben Kenigsberg

    Part of the point here is to stake a claim on a genre that's traditionally been a boys' club, and in that regard, The Heat delivers: In a bonding moment, this odd couple goes on a ...

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