Reviews: The Heat (2013)

heatReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 1/2/14] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
    • Excerpt: “Specijalne agentice” su relativno mali, jeftini film ciji se profit na kino-blagajnama doima prelagano stecenim, ali je svejedno zaslužen
  • Marina Antunes @ Row Three
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: While Bullock and McCarthy have a fine degree of chemistry, they are drowning in bad material.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Although one wishes the case itself required a bit more of the uncanny sleuthing initially exhibited by Ashburn, Dippold’s concentrated on character dynamics and director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) lets his actors rip.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: “The Heat” probably recalls no movie quite so much as Richard Rush’s 1974 action comedy, “Freebie and the Bean.” The difference here, other than decade, is that the cops are played by Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. It doesn’t make as much of a difference as you might think.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This is a fairly dark comedy about some crass and sometimes cruel people, and director Paul Feig quite solidly establishes that tone from some of its earliest scenes.
  • Bill Gibron @ Film
    • Excerpt: The Heat passes the first test of any comedy: it’s funny. Not consistently, and not as brazenly as Bridesmaids, but it’s still a hoot for most of its overlong running time.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Scruffy, snarky slapstick, punctuated with profanity.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Meanspirited where it’s meant to be funny. Misogynist crap is still misogynist crap when it stars women.
  • Dan Kelly @ eFilmCritic
    • Excerpt: I did laugh. More than a few times in fact. However the moderate bursts of comedic generosity are only a nice distraction, never salvaging the feature’s major issues.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: However, funny is funny, and “The Heat” is frequently funny and already a lock for the biggest summer surprise.
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: …a would-be laugh-out-loud comedy that delivers only a couple of those gut-busting moments, with a handful of chuckles and a few bemused smiles. The rest of it falls flat.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Hey, no one said it was original. But Bullock and McCarthy are talented comedic forces, and play off each other wonderfully; The Heat is at its best when focusing on the two and their characters’ growing relationship.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: A star-pairing you can’t refuse with a screenplay you can’t fall in love with.
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: It’s no Bridesmaids, in terms of outright hilarity or inventiveness, but it is a serviceable comedy that should please most audiences.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]

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