THE HEAT Add To My Top 10
Release Date: June 28, 2013
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 117 minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox/News Corp.
Director: Paul Feig
Writer: Katie Dippold
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Sandra Bullock plays Sarah Ashburn, an uptight but efficient Federal agent who catches things that most other agents can’t. When her boss gets promoted, she has the opportunity to be promoted as well, but first she must take on a mission. Ashburn most go to Boston and find out the cause of several murders.
Arriving in Boston, Ashburn meets Detective Shannon Mullins, played by Melissa McCarthy. Completely opposite of Ashburn, Mullins is rough, crude and feared, but she’s able to bring in a lot of drug dealers and bad guys. Because of Mullin’s passion for the streets of Boston and keeping out the bad guys, she teams up with Ashburn on the mission to find who they think is behind all the murders.
As people, Ashburn and Mullins could not be more different, but they have to work with their differences in order to make any headway. Once they start to figure out some key things, they are stopped by their own people, including some other federal agents who are working on what appears to be the same case.
THE HEAT has some funny, exciting, and suspenseful moments, but it’s an extremely crude comedy. The funniest parts are what audiences always enjoy about Bullock – her clumsiness. McCarthy’s character says more than 100 “f” words and makes other crude comments. Only when she too has some clumsy moments will most moviegoers find her truly funny.
THE HEAT has some strong moral elements of fighting crime and protecting family, but all the crude content, not to mention some extremely violent content and some drug references, gives the movie a strong mixed, or pagan, worldview. Ultimately, the crude content in THE HEAT will leave discerning, media-wise viewers cold.
THE HEAT has some funny, exciting and suspenseful moments, but it’s extremely crude. The funniest parts are what moviegoers usually enjoy about Bullock – her clumsiness. McCarthy’s character, however, drops more than 100 “f” bombs and crude comments. As a result, THE HEAT has a mixed pagan worldview with too much crude content but also with some strong moral elements about fighting crime and doing the right thing. The crude content in THE HEAT will leave media-wise moviegoers cold.