The Heat

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"They're just trying to stay alive long enough to kill each other."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.6  (180,155)
  • 60

The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold. The film stars Sandra Bullock as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn and Melissa McCarthy as Boston Detective Shannon Mullins, who must work together to bring down a ruthless drug lord. The film opens with Ashburn, a highly successful and ambitious FBI agent, being sent to Boston by her boss in order to take down a mysterious drug lord known as "Larkin". Once she arrives in Boston, she is partnered up with Mullins, a crude, foul-mouthed detective who has little respect for authority or bureaucracy. The two are immediately at odds, with Ashburn determined to do things by the book while Mullins plays fast and loose with the rules.

Their investigation leads them through a series of hilarious and action-packed encounters with Larkin's underlings, from a high-stakes game of Russian roulette to an unforgettable bar fight. Along the way, Ashburn and Mullins begin to gain each other's respect and form a tentative friendship.

As their investigation progresses, they discover that Larkin is actually a woman named Ashburn's FBI rival. Together, they must outwit and outmaneuver Ashburn's nemesis in order to bring her to justice.

The Heat is a raunchy, action-packed comedy that features two of Hollywood's biggest names in Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. It's a perfect blend of comedy and action that will appeal to fans of both genres. The chemistry between Bullock and McCarthy is undeniable, and the supporting cast, including Michael McDonald as Mullins' deadbeat brother, adds further comedic depth.

One of the standout features of The Heat is its commitment to female empowerment. Although the film is a comedy, it does not shy away from portraying strong, capable women in positions of power. The central characters of Ashburn and Mullins are both successful in their own right, and they are not afraid to take charge and get the job done, no matter what obstacles stand in their way.

The film also deals with themes of loneliness and isolation, as both Ashburn and Mullins are portrayed as being somewhat isolated from their respective communities due to their chosen professions. The unlikely friendship that forms between the two characters is touching, and adds a layer of emotional depth to the film.

Overall, The Heat is a must-see for fans of action-comedy films. Its commitment to strong female characters and its comedic prowess make it an enjoyable and memorable viewing experience.

The Heat is a 2013 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 60.

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    1 hr 57 min
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    6.6  (180,155)
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