Friday April 29th, 9:30pm
Heat occupies an exalted position among the countless contemporary crime films.
If there’s one thing Michael Mann knows how to do, it’s create tension.
Michael Mann and a superlative cast have taken a classic heist movie rife with familiar genre elements and turned it into a sleek, accomplished piece of work, meticulously controlled and completely involving.
-Los Angeles Times
Boosters and touts use the term ‘major movie’ so often that it’s more likely to generate yawns than excitement at this point. Back to basics. Heat is a major movie. With major stars. Doing major acting.
For a film that deserves Oscars for photography, editing, sound and arguably scoring, Heat is packed with unforgettable subcharacters.
This is the first time De Niro and Pacino have acted together, and each gives a strong, watertight performance.
-San Francisco Chronicle
All this adds good weight and tension to the movie and provides a lot of very good actors with the opportunity to do honest, probing work in a context where, typically, less will do.
The cop/ crime stuff that makes up the bulk of the movie is well thought out and well directed.
Heat has an impressively strong script by Mann, and he backs it up with gorgeous filmmaking.
Michael Mann’s writing and direction elevate this material. It’s not just an action picture.
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