Heat

Heat

86%

Opening

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Heat Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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... a colossal disappointment.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

You can't tell what's important and what isn't, and some may mistake the movie's incoherence for profundity.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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So why doesn't Heat, with its elaborately staged, tautly edited robberies, its killer cast, edgy score and elegant cinematography, offer more satisfaction? It's the script, stupid.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 29, 2014
Bob Westal
Bullz-Eye.com

I admire Mann's emotional commitment and his sense of style, but it also grates on me.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 1, 2007
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Heat runs (sometime crawls) 2:51, but there is really only enough material for two hours.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The performances are persuasive but the plot rattles on much too long.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2014
Andrew Ross
Salon.com
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All the squealing tires, flying bullets and falling bodies cannot save Heat from drowning in its own banalities.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

There isn't much to recommend this movie until Pacino and De Niro finally share the first of their two scenes together.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Michael J. Doyle
rec.arts.movies.reviews

As the credits finally rolled, someone behind me muttered, "That was so long, DeNiro could have gone to prison in the first scene and finished his sentence before the movie was over."

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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As Heat progresses, its sensational looks pale beside storytelling weaknesses that expose the more soulless aspects of this cat-and-mouse crime tale.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
David Ansen
Newsweek
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Just when it seemed that the only hope for crime movies lay in the postmodernist artifice of films like Pulp Fiction, Mann reinvests the genre with brooding, modernist conviction. This one sticks to your gut.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

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
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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Michael Mann's writing and direction elevate this material. It's not just an action picture.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
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
James Rocchi
Netflix

| Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2002

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
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat

...one of the greatest crime films of all time.

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

February 23, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

De Niro delivers a frightening vision of frosty criminal efficiency.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B+

May 4, 2005
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
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