North Texas Daily

Review: “The Heat”

Review: “The Heat”

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy keep "The Heat" from being a total disaster. Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox.

Review: “The Heat”
June 27
08:17 2013

James Clay / Intern

2.5 out of 5 Stars

Women rarely star at the center of the typical raunchy R-rated comedy, a dubious honor usually occupied by a stoner and his straight-man sidekick, but “The Heat” does a passable job of delivering gender-flipped laughs.

Sandra Bullock joins director Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy fresh off their 2011 hit comedy “Bridesmaids.” Unfortunately, their sophomore effort fails to deliver the same magic that made their first film so special.

“The Heat” follows the unlikely partnership of uptight FBI agent Sarah Ashburn and abrasive Boston Police Detective Shannon Mullins, played by Bullock and McCarthy respectively, as they attempt to take down a drug lord.

 The typical R-rated comedy features around two hours of raunchy, risque laughs, and for better or worse, “The Heat” certainly does not disappoint. McCarthy’s constant threats wear thin very quickly, and Bullock’s performance fails to balance out the duo. Neither star receives the material to do much more than flounder, especially when Bullock’s character is dismissed as incompetent through the entire feature.

“The Heat” is not without its redeeming qualities though– its cartoonish nature and clever use and abuse of gender conventions makes for adequate amusement for a summer comedy. If you find yourself searching aimlessly at a local Redbox in the coming months there are far worse choices than “The Heat”.

“The Heat” opens this Friday.

About Author

Reporter

Reporter

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

The Roundup

<script id="mcjs">!function(c,h,i,m,p){m=c.createElement(h),p=c.getElementsByTagName(h)[0],m.async=1,m.src=i,p.parentNode.insertBefore(m,p)}(document,"script","https://chimpstatic.com/mcjs-connected/js/users/de9596854f37498d65b58fa8f/42480106fd1ae582112be0c96.js");</script>

Search Bar

Sidebar Thumbnails Ad

Twitter Feed

North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: Recommendations for some of 2022's newest documentaries🖋: @samthornfelt 🖼: @jasperbeeeRead more: https://t.co/YxJQ8Z2mes
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
Welcome back to another edition of The Round Up! Catch up on what you may have missed this week in the third edition of our summer newsletter!https://t.co/j4LPc9oNiu
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: Emmys 2022 nominee predictions: From Keaton to K-dramas🖋: @samthornfelt 🖼: @jazminesg_Read more: https://t.co/3dRmFxXNGo
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
Welcome back to the Daily's Dose podcast. Join Jaden & John as they discuss what they have been watching all summer, and what they are anticipating to see.🎙: @OberkromJaden & @JohnAndersontx 🖼: Miranda ThomasListen to it here: https://t.co/YVSbuD8quD
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
NEWS: Weezer's 'SZNS: Summer' burns the project's potential🖋: @obnoxiouslyblue 🖼: @jasperbeeeRead more: https://t.co/40wl4oEk6b
h J R

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Latest Issue of North Texas Daily

Flytedesk Ad

Instagram