CinemaStan’s review published on Letterboxd:
One of the greatest crime movies ever made.
Pacino and De Niro in top form, a fantastic script, great characters, the mother of all bank heists - this one has it all. It's so gripping that you don't even feel the runtime. Three hours go by *snaps fingers* like that.
Hanna and McCauley's heart-to-heart is perfection. The relentless cop and the career criminal, sizing each other up and liking what they see.
They understand the other, they respect the other - but they're sure as shit not gonna let anyone get in their way. This is what they do and they're good at it.
My only problem with the whole movie is the final confrontation at the airport. It disappoints me every time I see it.
It's a good ending in theory, but something about the execution is off. Just kind of feels like the movie ran out of steam - or heat, I guess.