YOU won’t need a thermometer to take the comedic temperature of The Heat. While it might be an easy enough fi lm to warm to, thanks mainly to the opposites- repel casting of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, don’t go sweating on too many big laughs happening here. A lazy plot rips some well- thumbed pages from the good- cop- mad- cop playbook. Naturally, Bullock is the organised, stuck- up, by- the- rules one. Which means McCarthy, echoing her previous star turns in Bridesmaids and Identity Thief, is the messy, street- smart, renegade. Their assignment is to bring down a Boston drug baron. But that’s of secondary importance when there are so many so- so set- pieces to get to. Average.
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