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Directed By
Michael Mann

Written By:
Michael Mann

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd, Wes Studi, Tom Sizemore, Mykelti Williamson, Amy Brenneman, Ted Levine, Dennis Haysbert, William Fichtner, Natalie Portman, Hank Azaria, Henry Rollins, Kevin Gage, Tom Noonan, Xander Berkeley, Thomas Rosales Jr., Tone Loc, Danny Trejo

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Heat (1995)
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Movie Review by Tim
December 11th, 2006


Favorite Movie Quote: "Well I am... over-f*ckin' whelmed. What d'you want for that, a junior g-man badge?"

Heat is an exciting blend of action and drama that takes you on a ride that you will never forget. Michael Mann brilliantly delivers one of the finest Cop's and Robber's / Good guys Vs Bad guys films in cinematic history.

For a three hour long motion picture, it can be summed up accordingly. Neil McCauley (Robert Deniro) is the head of a professional team of robbers which only take down extremely big scores, no gas stations or liquor stores. Deniro's team consist of Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer), Michael Cheritto (Tom Sizemore), Trejo (Danny Trejo), and their information specialists / heist planner Nate (Jon Voight.) Now with every bad guy comes a good cop that is destine to catch them which in this case is Lt. Vincent Hanna played by Al Pacino. Lt. Vincent Hanna devotes his life to catching criminals, he puts his job above all else including marriage and children. Deniro and Pacino embark on a cat and mouse style game which leads the audience into almost 2 separate movies. Both personal sides of McCauley and Hanna are shown as well as professional sides. What determines the outcome of the feature is which side will take the two character's over.

Also included in the all star lineup cast is Henry Rollins, Mykelti Williamson, Ashley Judd, Dennis Haysbert, Tom Noonan, and Natalie Portman.
Along with probably the best action shootout scene in movie history, there is also about a 5 minute conversation between Pacino and Deniro that stands up as one of the best sections of cinema dialogue every put into an action motion picture. The only thing negative I have to say about this picture is that there is a few dragging spots but they are quickly overcome and the content you see afterwards quickly makes up for any feeling of wasted time that your mind starts to register. This film has a great story, great dialogue including many good one-liners, exceptional cast, and is truly entertaining no matter how many times you watch it.

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Dec 23, 2006 6:05 PM
also wrote a review of Heat
One of my favorites. Michael Mann is the man. I like this movie so much that I did a review on it as well. A benchmark motion picture at its finest.


Jan 30, 2007 5:47 PM
Great movie ... I could never get tired of watching this movie!!!

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