Heat (1995)


Movie Review

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

In The Godfather: Part II, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, playing Vito and Michael Corleone respectively, never appeared on screen together.  In fact, they were part of two separate storylines altogether in the film.  Heat is the first time that these two legendary actors collide on the big screen.  In this action-packed, suspense-filled crime drama, Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) leads a crew of career criminals in several big heists.  Meanwhile, Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) relentlessly pursues McCauley and his crew at the expense of his personal life.  While Pacino and De Niro deliver powerhouse performances (as expected), Michael Mann’s visually stunning action sequences take this film to greatness.  In addition to Pacino and De Niro, the film has a great supporting cast including Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Ashley Judd, Danny Trejo, Amy Brenneman, and a young Natalie Portman.  By far, this is the best Michael Mann film to date, and there is no better film about cops and crooks.  Catch this flick as soon as you can, and I promise you won’t regret it.



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