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Heat Reviews

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January 1, 2000
... a colossal disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
You can't tell what's important and what isn't, and some may mistake the movie's incoherence for profundity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2007
I admire Mann's emotional commitment and his sense of style, but it also grates on me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Heat runs (sometime crawls) 2:51, but there is really only enough material for two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2014
The performances are persuasive but the plot rattles on much too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
All the squealing tires, flying bullets and falling bodies cannot save Heat from drowning in its own banalities.
January 1, 2000
There isn't much to recommend this movie until Pacino and De Niro finally share the first of their two scenes together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
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."
May 20, 2003
As Heat progresses, its sensational looks pale beside storytelling weaknesses that expose the more soulless aspects of this cat-and-mouse crime tale.
October 13, 2015
Criminal and police face off in bloody '90s action-adventure
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2014
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.
January 2, 2013
The conversation in Heat is one of the most perfectly executed and eloquently intertextual moments in the history of American Cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Michael Mann's writing and direction elevate this material. It's not just an action picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 29, 2014
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 | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
April 28, 2009
The director's signature sleek and romantic aesthetic is reason enough to take a seat for this operatic three-hour marathon.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
February 23, 2005
...one of the greatest crime films of all time.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 4, 2005
De Niro delivers a frightening vision of frosty criminal efficiency.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 29, 2014
This is glandular, not intellectual, movie-making but it's at the highest end of technical expressiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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