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A Los Angeles crime saga
Obsessive master thief Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.
"Three hours was the wrong running time for this movie," began my negative "review" 18 years ago, just a few months after I launched my site. "It should have run either 90 minutes, or seven hours." That I somehow failed to appreciate the rampant awesomeness on display here boggles the mind; for all his idiocy, though, younger me did have a point, if not yet an available countermodel. Today, Heat looks like a hugely condensed season of first-rate television, with the sprawling narrative and multi-character arcs we now associate with that medium. (See also: Contagion.) Bump it up to 10 or 12 hours on HBO and the material that currently feels thin—Kilmer and Judd's rocky marriage, Portman's depression, Fichtner's…
”What am I doing? I'm talking to an empty telephone…Cause there is a dead man on the other end of this fuckin' line.”
I heard that quote when I watched Cashback the other night. “I love that fookin film! You should see it on my plasma! Boom boom ratta tatta blam blam!” a character exclaimed. And this gave me the craziest idea… I went out and picked up Heat on Blu-Ray today and decided to watch it for the first time since owning a Blu-Ray player. I had previously only seen it on VHS and DVD…
I poured myself a drink, opened up the window to feel the nice spring air, cranked up my tv, and let the sounds of…
Film #57 of Project 90
”Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.”
Michael Mann is at his most exciting form here, with Heat he once again tells the story of lonely men who can’t live a regular life, men who are doomed to live a painful life where it is impossible to achieve peace and delight, his heroes aren’t made to enjoy life, they should fight for their salvation till the end and that salvation often costs them dearly. What makes Heat so unique is that here we have two men who are supposed to fight each other and beat…
Arguably Michael Mann's best film. An all action crime thriller with some of the best shoot-out's in recent cinema history,this bristles with an edgy script and stylised violence the Michael Mann way.
Robert De Niro is the career criminal and expert professional thief who leads a crack team of bank and armoured car robbers. On his trail is obsessive cop Pacino who appreciates the skill and tenacity of De Niro's crew. A grudging admiration develops as the criminals and the LAPD attempt to outsmart each other as a cat and mouse game of deception develops.
Tom Sizemore, a brilliant Val Kilmer and Danny Trejo round out De Niro's team. From the opening robbery to the almost operatic bank heist this…
After watching Public Enemies earlier, I decided to revisit Michael Mann's filmography. And what better place to start than Heat? As with Public Enemies, I was reminded of just how great it actually is. It's a masterpiece, that doesn't receive enough credit. The whole film just screams quality: from the fantastic performances, to the superb direction and editing, to the outstanding soundtrack and sound design. It's a gripping thrill ride, that carries Mann's signatures, creating a truly great heist film.
Two of the most famous actors of all time, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, give fantastic performances. While they aren't quite Godfather II quality, they're great all around. Val Kilmer also does well in his supporting role. The whole…
"A guy told me one time, don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in thirty seconds flat if you feel the heat coming around the corner."
I mean. This movie. Pretty great. Pacino. DeNiro. Two men connected by their respective damning devotion to what they do. It's brilliantly constructed, the way the stories of their lives run parallel to one another as they're both destroyed by their unwillingness to change. By itself, the scene where they meet in the diner makes the movie worth watching. It comes halfway through the movie and serves as the thesis statement for what comes before and what comes after. This is Michael Mann's best movie. It's three hours of excess, but as a whole, it's excessively amazing.
Σκηνοθετικά, ό,τι χειρότερο έχω δει. Σεναριακά απλά μέτριο. Υποκριτικά, πολύ καλό. Συνολικά, borderline pass... Πάντως μετά από αυτή την ταινία αποφάσισα να μη δω καμία ταινία του Michael Mann.
It's an okay film. I love Al Pacino and like Robert De Niro, and I can appreciate the "this is an event" aspect of their pairing. However, I feel like the usual plaudits people drop on this thing - great characterization in particular - are kind of nonsense. These characters are types, painted in the broadest strokes, and that's fine. We don't need to pretend it's operating on a higher level than that. The film isn't aiming for realism as such - it's more like a opera in crime film form, and, held to that standard, it does work pretty well.
Pretty well? Yeah, pretty well. Can't really recommend it more than that - it's not "great," nor is it a "masterpiece" or "classic." It's an okay crime film that is totally worth watching if you have three hours to kill.
Messy bloated film, val kilmer being physically present doesn't constitute a performance.
''Cause she got a-- GREAT ASS!!!!'' yelled Al Pacino with a Nic Cage impression, while drawing the layout of a beautifully-curved, almost artistic, woman's buttock in the air. But unlike Nic Cage, he executed it (the manic behaviour) perfectly, because he is the king, and you do not doubt the ways of a king.
I was first introduced to Al when I was still in grade school, my dad was watching The Godfather in our living room and seeing it's still one hour before my bedtime, I had decided to sit with him. Without taking his eyes off the screen, my dad started talking when he noticed me. I remember the exact words he said.
''Son, this man, this man…
half-baked theory: in 1995, BAD BOYS and HEAT were the "way of nature/way of grace" of action cinema and BAD BOYS won so here we are
Re-watch: even better than I remembered -- brooding, powerful, beautiful; taut action scenes. Great acting (Kilmer MVP). #see
A mind blowing performance of Pacino and De Niro...
Possibly my favorite movie of all time. I will often plan ahead when i want to watch this movie. Clean house, cook a meal, turn phone off, get comfy, sit down and relax and enjoy.
Probably the very pinnacle of the heist movie genre, but almost entirely derailed by Pacino's bizarre/ridiculous performance.
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