Excerpt: Although one wishes the case itself required a bit more of the uncanny sleuthing initially exhibited by Ashburn, Dippold’s concentrated on character dynamics and director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) lets his actors rip.
Excerpt: “The Heat” probably recalls no movie quite so much as Richard Rush’s 1974 action comedy, “Freebie and the Bean.” The difference here, other than decade, is that the cops are played by Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. It doesn’t make as much of a difference as you might think.
Excerpt: Hey, no one said it was original. But Bullock and McCarthy are talented comedic forces, and play off each other wonderfully; The Heat is at its best when focusing on the two and their characters’ growing relationship.
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: A star-pairing you can’t refuse with a screenplay you can’t fall in love with.