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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Heat (1995)

Directed by Michael Mann
Starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, William Fichtner, Natalie Portman,  ...
1995, United States, English with some Spanish dialogues, 170 minute.

Considered as one of the best movies, as well as one of the best crime movies ever made, I haven't seen almost no heist movies listings didn't mention Heat. Often you can see this movie as number 1 in such listings, however not in mine, although I enjoyed Heat very much. 

The movie has received great reactions both from moviegoers and critics. Inspired on true events, many scenes you see in the movie indeed happened, however the real heist character was a lower profile thief. 

It is for sure a pleasure to watch two giant actors of our time, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, the movie offers many unforgettable moments. The first movie ever featured De Niro and Pacino acting together. The famous shootouts scenes, as well as legendary restaurant scene where Al Pacino meets Robert De Niro are only a few of them. Not only dramatically but also cinematic wise, the scene is a real treasure to savour. 

A great cast with Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd and a very young Natalie Portman completes this great team, in case if anything missed :P 

The movie received several nominations in different movie awards such as Saturn Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Young Star Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards etc.

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If you look for;

a heist packed with action
a famous heist movie
a movie which bring Pacino and De Niro together
a very popular movie often listed as best crime or heist movie

then this is your movie.

If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also:
(available in the blog)

Point Break (1991)
The Score (2001)
Inside Man (2006)  
The Town (2010)
Thieves Like Us (1974)


If you liked this movie, IMDb believes you might like also:
(available in the blog)

Inside Man (2006)
The Town (2010)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Ronin (1998)
Snatch (2000)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) 


Degree: Alternative Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Warehouse Robbery, Armored Car Robbery, Bank Robbery, Bank Robbers, Character Study/Thieves
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 2/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 2/5
Quality of Robbery Action Scenes: 5/5
Actors' Performances: 5/5
Excitement Level: 4/5
Surprise Level: 3/5
Humor Level: 1/5
Originality of the Story in General: 3/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 4/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 3/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.

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