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What The Critics Are Saying: White House Down, The Heat

Posted on the 27 June 2013 by Sirmac2 @macthemovieguy


“All the action scenes, as with many modern Hollywood blockbusters, are seemingly edited with a Cuisinart, or that the copious CGI would barely pass muster in one of those Asylum DTV quickies.”- Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

“Everyone in “White House Down” is an idiot, clinically insane, a cliché, or a vehicle for shameless exploitation.”- Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com

“The chemistry of the lead actors mitigates the contrived setup and numbing explosions.”- Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Total garbage, and I happily recommend it.”- Matt Pais, Red Eye

“The main difference between Emmerich and fellow maestros of mayhem like Michael Bay is that he actually seems to be in on the joke. He knows his movies are preposterous nonsense and he embraces it.”- Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly


“There’s a discussion to be had about why this is the only major movie this summer with two women in the lead roles – but it’s hard to have a serious discussion when you’re laughing.”- Moira McDonald, Seattle Times

“Good comedy often comes from surprise and creativity, but The Heat tries to get by without them.”- Matt Pais, Red Eye

“An unevenly matched buddy-cop comedy that amounts to a feature-length showcase for Melissa McCarthy riffing.”- Ben Kenigsberg, AV Club

“McCarthy is the female equivalent of Adam Sandler, and that’s not meant as a compliment.”- Daniel Kimmel, New England Movies Weekly

“They know how to work a joke, hit a punchline, and inject just enough character to make it feel three-dimensional. They’re reason enough to see The Heat even if one wishes the film around them was up to their talents.”- Brian Tallerico, HollywoodChicago.com

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