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Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The hitch: neither woman has ever had a partner -- or a friend for that matter.
Comedy Action - This is a profanity-laden, sometimes crude, buddy cop comedy, but the
big twist here is that the two leads are women. Fans of Sandra
Bullock and especially Melissa McCarthy will enjoy though fans of the
former used to her more gentle comic films may be surprised by this
bolder, tougher project. Constant profanity and some violence make
the film inappropriate for kids.
Roger EbertFull Review Good 'The Heat' is violent, with some pretty gruesome moments and some questionable police work. That's part of the fun. Cagney and Lacey these two ain't. When they finally join forces, they go rogue with a gusto that is refreshing.
USA TodayFull Review Good The Heat is the best female buddy-cop movie since, well, ever.
NY PostFull Review Good 'The Heat,' which provides enough opportunity for wholesale mayhem as well as laughs, is pretty much a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 158 moviegoers:
WOW! GREAT REVIEWS! A very high percentage of all the groups LOVED "THE HEAT." About a quarter of the adult males and females didn't quite love it, but they gave it a review of "Very Good," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much.
When I saw that the critics rated "The Heat" as a "Good" movie, I was a bit worried. For critics, a rating of "Good" is actually a pretty high rating. I was worried because usually when several critics give a movie a relatively high rating, it often doesn't do so well with average moviegoers. I'm happy to say that's not the case with "The Heat."