Excerpt: The most notorious scene in Paul Feig's Bridesmaids involved the eponymous wedding-party members getting a nasty case of the runs at a most inopportune moment. Less fecally inclined, and penned by a different screenwriter, Feig's latest crafts its sure-to-be-talked-about gross-out set piece out of an impromptu tracheotomy performed at a Denny's.
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?
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.
Conclusion: The Heat is undeniably funny a lot of the time, but it's also a bit too predictable for its own good. Bullock and McCarthy make a very appealing "odd couple", however, and help the film to overcome its more rote elements. This Blu-ray comes with great looking video and sounding audio, and even if most of the supplementary material is nothing other than glorified gag reels, the wealth of commentary tracks is a nice touch. Highly recommended .
Excerpt: It's not easy for directors to develop a distinctive style in comedy, a genre that's almost always more about the dialogue and the actors than the camera that captures them. But Paul Feig may be joining his pal Judd Aaptow as a rare modern exception. Feig, creator of those lovable outsiders of Freaks and Geeks , has an unflagging soft spot for the underdog, but he's also never afraid to watch them lose, over and over again, before they achieve some small victory.
Summary: The Heat er en herlig, sjov og sød komedie, hvor vi var supergodt underholdt fra start til slut. Det er absolut en film, der kan ses som hyggefilm med fødderne oppe på bordet. Overraskende god oplevelse.
Excerpt: En kompisfilm om två snutar på diverse strövtåg i humorform har vi ju sett förut, och ärligt talat är de flesta tröttsamma, dumma och oftast inte ens roliga. Kan The Heat ändra på trenden? Nja, nästan. Regissören Paul Feig känner vi till sedan en annan komedisuccé, Bridesmaids , vilket också blev Melissa McCarthys genombrott. Personligen anser jag Bridesmaids var en oerhört misslyckad film om patetiska människor med plumpa skämt som aldrig nådde midjenivå ens.
Excerpt: Den så lyckade ”Bridesmaids” gav bland annat Melissa McCarthy en god puff framåt, denna komedienn med munväder värdigt de bättre av de grövre. Hennes helflängda improvisationer i eftertexten till ”This is 40” är säkert det roligaste i hela den filmen. I ”The Heat” (ghettoslang för både snuten och diverse handeldvapen) parar ”Bridesmaids”-regissören Paul Feig ihop Melissa McCarthy med Sandra Bullock.