The Heat (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Heat2013

The Heat (2013)



Critic Consensus: The Heat is predictable, but Melissa McCarthy is reliably funny and Sandra Bullock proves a capable foil.

The Heat Photos

Movie Info

Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, director of "Bridesmaids." (c) Fox

Watch it now


Michael Rapaport
as Jason Mullins
Jane Curtin
as Mrs. Mullins
Thomas F. Wilson
as Captain Woods
Peter Weireter
as SWAT Team Leader
William Xifaras
as Tough Guy #1
Cary "Big Shug" Guy
as Tough Guy #2
Erica Derrickson
as Prostitute
Deirdre Horgan Aska
as Police Dispatch Voice
William A. Kennedy
as Desk Sergeant
Tony V.
as Precinct Officer
Amanda Good Hennessey
as Woman With Kid
Patty Ross
as Drunk Woman
Ellen Becker Gray
as Tatiana's Mother
Don Orsillo
as Baseball Announcer
Adam Ray
as LeSoire
Diane Aska
as Club Ekko Bartender
Joey McIntyre
as Peter Mullins
Michael B. Tucci
as Mr. Mullins
Bill Burr
as Mark Mullins
Nathan Corddry
as Michael Mullins
Miriam Tolan
as Pathologist
Alexis Garcia
as Drug Dealer in Paint Factory
Raw Leiba
as Paint Factory Henchman
Ben Falcone
as Blue Collar Man
Joe Stapleton
as O'Flanagan's Bartender
Fletcher McTaggart
as Choking Man
Zachary Woods
as Paramedic
Joe Garland
as Boston Agent
Thomas B. Devlin
as Boston Agent
Benjamin Evett
as Boston Agent
Katie Dippold
as ER Nurse
Turner Hagan
as Orderly
Lance Norris
as Scruffy Bar Patron
View All

News & Interviews for The Heat

Critic Reviews for The Heat

All Critics (184) | Top Critics (55)

This is a disappointment as, ultimately, the stars' chemistry just can't see off the lazy, sloppy formulaic execution.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

McCarthy's an actress who needs a foil, and for now Bullock is more than good enough. I just wish these two had found each other 10 years ago.

January 6, 2014 | Full Review…

An all-female buddy cop movie that, for all its flaws, amounts to one of the ballsier attempts at the genre.

November 4, 2013 | Full Review…

Director Paul Feig, whose Bridesmaids upended notions of what a raunchy ensemble comedy could be, does it again here with another genre.

August 8, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This terrific vehicle for the perfectly mismatched comic stylings of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy isn't a hilarious girl-power trip. It's simply hilarious.

August 2, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Heat is lean, mean and completely uninterested in anything that isn't funny.

August 1, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Heat

I was expecting this McCarthy-Bullock flick to be a raunchy farce, but it's actually a pretty solid buddy-cop movie about friendship, ethics, and redemption.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

three stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer


An outrageously funny and ridiculously enjoyable good time. A fast, frequently funny and very entertaining buddy comedy. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are a sensational comic duo. They work surprisingly well together and deliver some great lines of dialogue and big laughs. McCarthy of course steals the show with her comic charisma.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

The Heat Quotes

News & Features