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633 Ratings

The Heat

Directed by Paul Feig
United States, 2013
Comedy, Crime, Action


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.

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The Heat Directed by Paul Feig

Awards & Festivals

American Comedy Awards

2014 | 2 wins including: Best Comedy Actress - Film

2014 | 3 nominations including: Funniest Motion Picture

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2013 | Winner: Best Comedic Actress

Certainly less successful than Bridesmaids in terms of story and pacing, Feig’s sophomore effort is nonetheless important for finally handing McCarthy a leading role worthy of her charisma and upping the action kinetics that would later be perfected in Spy.
January 18, 2016
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McCarthy is the yin to Sandy’s pin-stripe yang, letting it all hang out as the slobby, potty-gobbed local cop Bullock is partnered with. Their onscreen chemistry may take a little while to properly infuse, but when it does, it makes for a fairly unstoppable comedic force…
July 30, 2013
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[…McCarthy’s] verbal gifts are more significant than her physicality, even when she uses both at once. Director Paul Feig understands this better than anyone, since McCarthy was the breakout star of his 2011 hit Bridesmaids. He exploits her ornate profanity to great effect again in The Heat, an often-riotous femme twist on the 1980s buddy-cop action-comedy.
July 10, 2013
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