Review: The Heat

Review 2013 by RD Clark


The Heat

Written by: Katie Dippold

Directed by: Paul Feig

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir, Michael McDonald, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin,

Rated R
Running time: 116 mins

An uptight — and more than slightly arrogant — FBI agent is sent to Boston to track down a drug lord. Once there, she is forced to work with a cop who is so crass that her own family rejects her. Of course, they get along and work well together from the start…Not.

Pairing McCarty and Bullock in a buddy/copy movie, what could go wrong? Nothing! The perfect chemistry between the two and the easy direction from Feig keep this bubbling along and kept the audience and me laughing hysterically. There is one scene in a bar when the two leads are bonding which I prophesy will go down in comedy history.

The plot is a bit predictable, which usually is bad for comedy, but in this case, it worked pretty well. The villains are a bit vanilla, and the subplots a bit worn out. I can overlook that to just watch Bullock and McCarthy.

I’ll recommend this one, but be warned about language if you don’t want the kids learning some new words.
There are no post-credit scenes.

Flytrap rating: 7.5/10

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