The Heat (2013)
Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Tom Wilson, Michael Rapaport, Dan Bakkedahl, Taran Killam
Certificate: 15 Running Time: 112 Minutes
Tagline: "Good Cop, Mad Cop"
You know it's funny. Just a few weeks ago (or so it seems), I rewatched all the Lethal Weapon films and made a largely unspectacular post about them here at Red Parsley during which I mused about the heyday of 'buddy cop' films - a subgenre which had apparently outlived its welcome and gone extinct. But now, released just a few months ago, is the first such example I've seen for a long while which stars Sandra Bullock as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn and Melissa McCarthy as Boston PD officer Shannon Mullins who are unceremoniously thrust together to take down some generic 'drug lord'. I first heard of it when I saw the trailer at the cinema. It looked stupid and annoying and I had no interest in seeing it. My wife, however, liked the look of it. And so... being the nice guy I am, I bought it for her, which of course meant I had to watch it too. I braced myself and expected the worst and it seemed as though I had been wise in doing so.
RKS Score: 6/10