By on 24 July, 2013

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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy team up as good cop, bad cop in this latest summer comedy, ‘THE HEAT‘.

Sarah Ashburn (Bullock), an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn’t get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Lassen, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she’ll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Lassen. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Lassen has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Lassen, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins (McCarthy), is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable.
When the two meet they don’t get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Lassen herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won’t be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way.

As Buddy Cop movies go, you may remember ‘Tango and Cash‘ or ‘Starsky and Hutch‘. This time is the turn of the girls to show the men how to do good copy bad cop.

The movie starts well with Agent Ashburn showing up a sniffer Dog at a Drug and Weapons bust. In the dog’s defence the villains had masked the smell with food. You think that she will be similar to Gracie Hart from her two Miss Congeniality movies but not so.

We then see Mullins looking like something the cat dragged in watching a man in his car trying to pick up a prostitute. She goes over and then arrests him. It is at this point you know that she is not to be messed with.

Lots happen throughout the movie and you see the soft and harder side of both characters as it goes along. There are some comedic moments where you just laugh and laugh so much your belly hurts. There are also scenes when the whole audience winced and shouted “oooooooooooooooooo!” There are also some comic moments with a DEA Agent “Albino Man”.


It’s quite a fast paced movie, my only real concern is that McCarthy is going to be typecast in her roles, she was excellent in Bridesmaids and The Hangover III. She was good in Identify Thief but it became same old same old by the end.
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With the air conditioning not working in the cinema it was hot and sticky watching the movie, so I am glad that it had lots of laughs and lots to keep you entertained. Had it been any slower, and not as funny, I wouldn’t have wanted to stay inside that furnace.

The Heat‘ is rip-rousingly funny, hilarious, the bomb digity and one movie that you will want to get on BluRay/DVD when released.

So this summer, sit back with your popcorn in hand and drink at your side, and watch an uptight and straight laced, hyper-arrogant FBI Agent and one of Boston P.D’s finest foul-mouthed short fused, gut instinct, street smarts coming together to bring down a drug lord.

If you don’t find this funny then you really do need a sense of humour transplant.


5 stars out of 5


I have done laughter yoga before and I felt like my stomach muscles had a workout afterwards, watching ‘THE HEAT‘ was like that, although a Bikram Laugher Yoga sessions, as the cinema was way too hot with the air con not working, and my stomach muscles were aching from laughing and wincing.




About Mark MacKenzie

Mark is known to his friends as LEGOBear. He loves LEGO Star Wars and buildings. He is an avid Movie Fan and has a Cineworld Unlimited Card so watches a lot of the latest releases. He is also a friend of the owner of this site so that is why he has gotten involved.

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