Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The last cop comedy that I saw was literally a cop out.  The Heat though, does buddy cop comedies more than justice, as it brings the heat.  The chemistry between the two female leads in Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy is great.  I can't even recalled the last good Sandra Bullock comedy, but with this flick she is back.  But as good as Sandra was in this film, more of the praise has to go to her partner Melissa, who turns in a more laugh out loud performance than her Identity Thief.

The movie with all of its laughs though is not without flaws.  At least two moments in the movie the pacing just seems to come to a complete halt.  Despite trying to be funny, I was just cringing at the duo's drunken do anything moments at the bar.  They could have done without the scotch tapes on their face scenes making pig noises for one.

Another complaint I would have is the under utilization of Marlon Wayans in the movie.  I am a big fan of Marlon Wayans from his days on television with his brother.  Marlon is hilarious, except in this movie.  Supporting cast members that shine include Michael McDonald whom my wife loves from the sketch comedy MadTV.  And Youtube star, Spoken Reasons as the drug dealer Rojas.

Overall, I highly recommend this film.  Due to it's colorful language mostly coming from the lovely Melissa McCarthy, the movie is rated R and not suitable for young kids.  Compared to This is the End, this movie is more thought out in terms of funny dialogue and slapstick humor, and thus more for a general audience.  If you were to ask me, I could not pick out just one favorite scene or dialogue, which tells you that there were many good ones.

The film is rated R and is out June 28th, 2013.  The run time is 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Rating: 4.0 Stars out of 5.0 Stars.



  • Sandra Bullock as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn
  • Melissa McCarthy as Detective Shannon Mullins
  • Michael Rapaport as Jason Mullins
  • Marlon Wayans as Levy
  • Spoken Reasons as Rojas
  • Dan Bakkedahl as Craig
  • Taran Killam as Adam
  • Nathan Corddry as Michael Mullins
  • Demián Bichir as Hale
  • Bill Burr as Boris Vulsvich
  • Michael McDonald as Julian
  • Jessica Chaffin as Gina
  • Steve Bannos as Wayne
  • Raw Leiba as Julian's Henchman

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