THE HEAT

Too Crude

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Release Date: June 28, 2013

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Damián Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Spoken Reasons

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 117 minutes

Address Comments To:

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO, News Corp.
Chase Carey, President/COO, News Corp.
Jim Gianopulos, Chairman/CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp. (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox 2000/Fox Atomic/FoxFaith)
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000; Website: www.fox.com

Content:

(PaPa, BB, FR, LLL, VVV, S, AA, DD, M) Strong mixed pagan worldview with strong moral elements of protecting family and the law but marred by extremely crude comments and foul language, plus there’s a small necklace with a Buddha on it; more than 270 obscenities (including more than 140 “f” words), 28 strong profanities, and 60 light profanities, plus some extremely crude comments about female private parts and male private parts; very strong violence and some strong action and comic violence includes animated images of slitting someone’s throat which is later done when trying to save someone from choking (lots of blood shown), main character stabbed in the leg multiple times, man is shot in the head, tongue cut out, description of grotesque violence, main characters kill multiple people in defense, woman shoots man in private part multiple times, woman tortures man by pretending to shoot man in his private parts, woman pushes another woman; some mentions of sexual relations and private parts, plus some kissing; no nudity but some skimpy female clothing and cleavage; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking and references to marijuana and cocaine use; and, lying.


Summary:

THE HEAT stars Sandra Bullock as an uptight FBI agent pared up with her complete opposite, a foul-mouthed and tough police detective played by Melissa McCarthy of TV’s MIKE & MOLLY. THE HEAT is an extremely crude comedy with lots of foul language and some extreme violence, so MOVIEGUIDE® finds it unacceptable, despite a positive message about protecting family and fighting bad guys.


Review:

THE HEAT is an action comedy starring Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent is pared up with her complete opposite, a police detective played by Melissa McCarthy of IDENTITY THIEF and MIKE & MOLLY on CBS-TV. THE HEAT is an extremely crude comedy with lots of strong foul language and some extreme violence, plus some drug references, all of which cancels out a strong moral message about protecting family and fighting evil criminals.
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.


In Brief:

THE HEAT stars Sandra Bullock as an uptight FBI agent pared up with a foul-mouthed, tough detective, played by Melissa McCarthy. The FBI agent, Sarah Ashburn, can catch things most other agents miss. When her boss gets promoted, she has the chance to be promoted too, but first she must take on a mission in Boston. In Boston, Ashburn meets Detective Shannon Mullins. Completely opposite, Mullins is rough, crude and feared, but she’s able to bring down many drug dealers and criminals. Ashburn and Mullins couldn’t be more different, but they must find a way to work together on an important murder case.
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.