THE HEAT Review

According to the MPAA’s theatrical market statistics for 2012, slightly more women went to see movies than men. However, most movies feature men in the lead roles or with an actress as a co-lead. Hit films are usually male dominated and then if there’s movie in the same vein but featuring women, it’s "the female [insert hit movie here]". The Heat could be described as a female buddy-cop movie (you don’t need a specific movie title because there have been so many), which is not only pithy and unfair, but only serves to highlight how long it’s taken to get talented actresses to lead a genre that’s been around for decades. With tremendous chemistry between stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as well as painfully funny dialogue, The Heat isn’t a hilarious buddy-cop flick with women. It’s a hilarious buddy-cop flick, period. It’s also the funniest film I’ve seen all year. READ MORE...

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