Conclusion: I enjoy a good comedic genre flick. We're had plenty of them in this same buddy cop vein in the recent past - ' Hot Fuzz ,' ' The Other Guys ,' etc – and this one is slightly better than average. It's better than 'The Other Guys,' but nowhere near as great as 'Hot Fuzz.' 'The Heat's screenplay is far from great and/or original, but Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy bring the laughs through great chemistry.
Conclusion: A pleasant change of pace not only as far as cop movies go, but also for films that star Melissa McCarthy, The Heat has laughs from all involved. It is entertaining and worth overlooking some of the pains the story experiences. Technically, it is that and the proverbial bag of chips, and is loaded as far as extra material. Worth renting at least with an eye towards (gasp!) adding to your collection. What Do You Think?
Conclusion: Fox delivers a terrific presentation of the year’s #1 comedy to Blu-ray. I found the film itself to be okay, but I can see general audiences enjoying it quite a bit. It’s a generic, tired tale with fresh modern comedy and gender reversal (sad that this is the first I can think of) thrown in. You could do a lot worse than this one. As a theatrical going experience I may have been a bit harsher on the film, but this one really works as that OnDemand, Streaming, rental,...
Excerpt: The Heat must’ve taken a small century to shoot. Over saturation of ad libbing turns this feminine buddy cop flick into a piecemeal comedy, where it would seem the often regretful story arc is secondary. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy rough it up in patched together scenes with the thinnest of purpose, often egregiously unnecessary, if considered too hysterical to lose. Sandra Bullock opens as FBI agent Ashburn, high on ego, low on personality.
Excerpt: By-the-books FBI agent Sara Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) has been assigned to take down a deadly drug crimelord in Boston where she ends up butting heads with tough street detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy). If the two of them want to find the mystery distributor who is supplying Boston drug dealers and killing off the competition, they'll have to find a way to get along and work together.
Summary: Sandra Bullock both brought the house down and up to its feet into a standing ovation when she started off her acceptance speech for having won the Best Actress Academy Award for The Blind Side with her wonderfully self-deprecating query, "Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?
Excerpt: It’s amazing how much you can tell about a movie just by looking at the poster, or in this case the cover to the Blu-Ray. Yes, I know in past reviews I’ve said that I was guilty of judging a book by its cover though it’s a hard habit to break. Plus, a lot is put into posters and the like – literally they can make or break a movie.