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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.
A guy told me one time, "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."
- Neil McCauley
De Niro sticks to the rules, the rules of the game. Both of these men are pedantic - obsessive over their work - so much that their lives are dictated by these self-implemented caveats. Of course they know that their respective lines of business are ones in which you need discipline, it can be the difference between life and death after all. But it's easy to recognise how difficult it is to implement said rules, especially when the time comes; will he hold true…
"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…
I watch this film almost yearly and every time I still hope Neal Macauley just drives out of that tunnel with his girlfriend. Yeah, that's good filmmaking.
A great plot with amazing and believable action sequences, superb acting and surprising twists from beginning to end. Robert De Niro gives a stellar performance as a thief who sticks to the rules as he and his gang of organized criminals (including Val Kilmer) take on score after score. But as Al Pacino's LAPD Ltn gets closer and closer to taking them down they must decide whether to go their separate ways or band together for one last heist. Since there is hardly a flaw in this film I can only give it the top marks as it is a truly classic crime flick.
The story of two men on opposite sides of the law who's methods are exactly alike, one a master thief, the other an obsessive cop. Their worlds collide after an armored car heist goes wrong, triggering a psychological battle of wits. Top notch epic crime film expertly directed by Michael Mann with a great ensemble cast.
It took me too long to see this movie. I know that. Either way, this is an amazing film. DeNiro and Pacino at their best. Two men obsessed with what they do for a living, two men face off in the streets of LA. "Heat" shows a dark side to the difficulties of choosing between the ones we love and what we do for a living. I love how Director Michael Mann gives every character a chance at showing that they are not just good or bad people, but that there is a driving force behind all their motives. The violence is also terrifying. LA at night never looked so real.
"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."
In Michael Mann's epic crime drama "Heat," the thin blue line grows thinner by the minute. The centerpiece of Mann's film isn't a showdown at high noon, but a conversation over a cup of coffee featuring two expert tradesmen on opposite sides of the law who satisfy identical impulses through opposing means.
Set in contemporary Los Angeles, "Heat" stars Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley, a prolific, cold-as-ice career criminal. Al Pacino is Vincent Hanna, a homicide/robbery detective with the LAPD who recognizes the work of professional criminals and spends the film's three-hour…
a true masterpiece.
In one of those moods...
La noche del sábado me dejo el cerebro hecho una papilla, de tal modo que a ratos no sabía si estaba viendo una peli de Michael Mann o de David Lynch. Además, la mala ecualización de los diálogos con respecto a los efectos de sonido (defecto común a muchas pelis de esta época, debes tener el volumen muy alto cuando hablan los personajes y bajarlo en las escenas de acción, y cuando se habla en medio de un tiroteo no te enteras de nada) contribuyó también a mi descalabro mental agudo.
No conseguí disfrutar de la peli como merece, aunque el aturdimiento no me impidió apreciar que estaba delante de, probablemente, una de las mejores pelis de acción de los…
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