Heat, The (2013)
Theatrical Release: 6/28/2013
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Writer: Katie Dippold
Producer: Peter Chernin
Director: Paul Feig
Runtime: 117 min.
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Sandra Bullock,
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."
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy have teamed up to perform in this less than hilarious film about an FBI agent and a Boston police officer who attempt to find a drug smuggler. Along the way, they form a bond but while trying to get there the audience is forced to listen to the foulest language I've heard in a long time in a movie. The constant barrage of F-bombs and inappropriate uses of the name of Jesus are almost intolerable. The action is fairly light in this film and other than the multiple shootings at point blank range, their was little blood. The worst of it was in a scene at a Denny's restaurant when Special Agent Sarah Ashburn performs a tracheotomy on a man who is chocking on a pancake. After she performs the procedure, blood starts shooting out of the straw until the Boston cop pounds on his chest releasing the blockage.
Due to the excessive language, drug use and overt sexuality we cannot consider this a family film.
Sex: Woman kisses man sexually; Woman admits to sleeping with men and then not dating them again; Man solicits prostitutes;
Language: Hundreds of profanities and raunchy language throughout. Multiple instances of the name of Jesus used inappropriately.
Violence: Photos of mutilated body parts with lots of blood; Multiple shootings in the head at point blank range; Woman stabbed in leg; Car explosion causing death; Man with cigarette burns on arm; Man shot in the groin twice; Man dead with bullet hole in the head; Woman performs a tracheotomy on a man in a restaurant with lots of blood.
Drugs: Man smoking marijuana; Man seen snorting a substance; Multiple drug busts with large amounts of a white powdery substance.
Nudity: Women in very short skirts; Excessive cleavage multiple times.
Other: Several velvet paintings of Jesus playing a variety of professional sports.