Written on: 16/01/2008 by tafflovessheep
Director - Michael Mann, 1995, US
Starring - Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Amy Brenneman, Wes Studi, Dennis Haysbert, Tom Sizemore, Mykelti Wiliamson, Natalie Portman.
Based on a previous endeavour, neatly titled 'LA Takedown' this earlier version provided Mann with the blueprint for what was later to become one of the greatest heist films of all time! Following an almost exact replica of the previous script, Mann turned his 95min action film into almost a three... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2005 by Bubabaah (42 reviews written)
Heat is a classic, it was always going to be once they cast Pacino and De Niro opposite one another and throw in Val Kilmer and Jon Voight, not to mention Dennis Haysbert (Palmer in 24) and Natalie Portman (Of Princess Amidala Fame). However, for me it wasn't quite up there with Goodfellas, Casino and Scarface. The crimes were as slick as Ocean's Eleven and the play-off between De Niro and Pacino is probably without equal. However, the action didn't quite get deep enough for me. There... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2005 by Hank (124 reviews written)
Heat is an absolutely tremendous film that I would strongly urge anyone with a taste for good cinema to go and see. Michael Mann directs what is a stunning and enthralling cat and mouse thriller. While the plot may win no points for originality - De Niro's crew eyeing up one last job with rabid cop Pacino vowing to bring them to justice - it is executed with such perfection that the fairly unoriginal scenario really doesn't matter.
The film starts with a stylish, but brutal robbery with a... (read more)
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