The Worst Film Ever
Great Film overall
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
The film is very unengaging. Frankly I wouldn't have cared if the entired cast had died/ gone to prison/ anything else, really. It felt like it lasted forever. Relationships between the characters were unreal. No idea how this has such a high rating. No idea at all.
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro acting was perfect in this movie. Probably the best movie of heist movies, actually it is the BEST. I would rate this movie over 9000 if I could... *clap clap*
'Heat' is a long, epic crime film that pits two iconic Hollywood actors against each other in a game of cat and mouse. In a nearly three-hour runtime, it explores myriad sides of crime-the criminals, the police work, the sources on the street, and the strain these lifestyles put on everyone involved. It's an ambitious undertaking in which director Michael Mann opens many doors and closely all of them successfully in a deeply satisfying way. Vincent (Pacino) is a workaholic police detective with a hard liquor habit, two failed marriages in his rearview and another likely in front of him. He doesn't want to burden his wife or anyone in his life that he cares about with the horrific events he witnesses at work on a daily basis, so he refuses to share particulars. But the lack of communication doesn't end there. He hardly shares anything with his wife, which makes her starved for attention and a deeper connection. Neil (DeNiro) is cunning criminal who spent time in the clink and will do anything to avoid a return trip. His life motto is, "never get attached to anything that you can't walk away from in 30 seconds if you feel the heat getting too close." A philosophy that makes him successful as a criminal makes him a failure in any personal relationship. He's alone.After a robbery gone wrong puts Neil on the police's radar, Vincent begins to investigate Neil and his team, looking to catch them in the act on their next job. As the two leading men match wits, it becomes increasingly clear that they're sharper than everyone else in the game. We get the sense that they're impressed with each other. There's a mutual respect, despite their obvious conflicting interests. DeNiro plays the part with a brooding, quiet confidence, while Pacino opts for a more boisterous and manic persona. They're both equally entertaining, and they take turns delivering classic one liners that you'll be repeating for years. These aren't the only actors of note in the film. This is a loaded cast that seems to showcase a new star every few minutes. Mann masterfully juggles all the pieces of the dense story universe he has created. The plot never drags, and the scenes are always memorable. Because of Mann's directing acumen and a lively script, the moments of conversation are as exciting as the action sequences. And, of course, every Michael Mann movie comes with distinctive, pulsing music.'Heat' deserves to be recognized among the great crime films of the past 30 years. Even 23 years after its release, it still holds up in every way. If you're a fan of the genre, you absolutely must watch this movie.
I dont know if a movie like heat could be done nowadays..
men doing men´s dirty jobs, taking orders from a male boss, fighting other male vilains, everything that´s needed to be said is said, everyone understands it even it might be only a few words..
women are loved but can be left behind..cause its what a man gotta do and she knew it from the beginning..
one shot one kill..no big special effects, no political correct agendas followed, just business as usual..when he gets told that the cop chasing him is married for the 3rd or 4th time..we know its some guy never sleeping always chasing not managing his homelife well.. but he cant do otherwise,its his justice, its his heart.. cause he gotta do the things he gotta do..and he doesnt need the recognition, he´s just doing his job..real, raw, deep and in the end, human after all..this movie is one i watch every year..and i can think only of one movie that comes close to it, when its about hollywood heist/crime movies..and its "point break" with patrick swayze and keanu reeves..no matter what u say, these two movies for me..
every year at least once.