Heat

Heat

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Heat Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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When Pacino's loud, bruised cop and De Niro's canny crook stare at each other, you can read something spent and weary in their eyes and voices. The heat is hell. So are their jobs -- but somebody's got to do them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 29, 2014
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The taciturn De Niro and the braying Pacino share a flawless scene over a cup of coffee, but the real honors go to Val Kilmer and Ashley Judd as a warring, loving couple.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 29, 2014
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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There's nothing really new in this lengthy 1995 thriller by writer-director Michael Mann about cops and robbers in Los Angeles, but it has craft, pacing, and an overall sense of proportion, three pretty rare classic virtues nowadays.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 29, 2014
Dave Kehr
New York Daily News
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An odd though often entertaining blend of The Asphalt Jungle and Oprah, a traditional cops-and-robbers story weirdly fitted out with long, earnest discussions of interpersonal relationships.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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There isn't much going on at this party other than what the actors bring to it. But fortunately, Mann has invited some exceptional ones.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

April 29, 2014
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

A movie with two powerhouse performances and enough bad dialogue (it runs two hours, 45 minutes) to clog a Pentium processor.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2014
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Heat becomes consistently more interesting as it forges on toward the 180-minute mark.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 29, 2014
Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Though punctuated by bursts of virtuoso action, including a running battle in downtown LA that ranks as one of the best action scenes ever filmed, it is the unusual emphasis on character that impresses most.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 29, 2014
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

This is glandular, not intellectual, movie-making but it's at the highest end of technical expressiveness.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 29, 2014
Rod Dreher
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Though it's a tad too schematic, Heat, written and directed by Michael Mann, provides a venue for white-hot acting by De Niro and Pacino.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 29, 2014
Simon Cote
Austin Chronicle

With a stellar cast including Val Kilmer and Jon Voight, Heat has it all including a great soundtrack full of tone-setting, ambient, and symphonic arrangements.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

April 29, 2014
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

If, overall, Mann stretches a bit, the numerous successes are nevertheless worth watching.

Full Review Source: Spokesman-Review (Washington) | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 29, 2014

Total Film

Heat isn't only his peerless lesson in how to make clusters of concrete and glass look beautiful, it's also an eloquent study of loyalty, commitment and good guy/ bad guy duality.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

April 29, 2014
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

The conversation in Heat is one of the most perfectly executed and eloquently intertextual moments in the history of American Cinema.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2013
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A stealth epic, framing an urban jungle and making its own kind of contemporary history by pairing acting giants Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino in what has arguably become the preminent cops-and-robbers movie. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

February 16, 2010

Film4

Quite rightly, this confirmed Mann as one of Hollywood's smartest, most stylish and emotionally articulate directors.

Full Review Source: Film4

November 27, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

I have always wondered if Pacino and De Niro flipped a coin before the movie began shooting to see which of them would play which part?

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

October 30, 2009
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A slow-moving, overburdened, well-meant and at times quite entertaining slog.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

June 19, 2009

The director's signature sleek and romantic aesthetic is reason enough to take a seat for this operatic three-hour marathon.

Full Review Source: AskMen.com | Original Score: 90/100

April 28, 2009
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Heat occupies an exalted position among the countless contemporary crime films.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 16, 2008
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