Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Heat Reviews

3.0

59

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    This is one of the most entertaining movies of the year.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The Heat is the best female buddy-cop movie since, well, ever.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    At its sharpest, The Heat actually moves and banters like a comedy, with sharply timed and edited dialogue sequences driven by a couple of pros ensuring a purposeful sense of momentum.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    The script's simpleminded shenanigans notwithstanding, the two stars sync up better than their characters do, especially with some rough-and-tumble physical slapstick, resulting in a crude, low-brow audience-pleaser that will hit the funny bones of both performers' fan bases.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Grotesque doesn't begin to describe Ms. McCarthy's new character. Scarily insane comes closer; repulsive occasionally applies. Mullins's insanity can be extremely funny from time to time, but her anger grows as punishing for the audience as it does for the victims of her unrestrained police work.

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