The Heat: A methodical FBI investigator (Sandra Bullock) and a street-smart detective (Melissa McCarthy) butt heads when they collaborate to capture a drug lord. Most of the movie is stupid-funny, but McCarthy transforms her character into an unhinged, foul-mouthed delight.
-- Kimberley Jones
Pacific Rim: A washed-up ex-pilot (Charlie Hunnam) teams up with an obsolete robot to try to save humankind from monstrous sea creatures. The monsters and robots are wonderful, but the human characters leave something to be desired.
-- Scott Renshaw