A successful career criminal considers getting out of the business after one last score, while an obsessive cop desperately tries to put him behind bars in this intelligent thriller written and direct... read more
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release Date: December 15, 1995
DVD Release Date: July 27, 1999
Stats: 13,727 reviews
Flixster Reviews (13,727)
May 23, 2013
In what is arguably one of the finest heist movies in history, "Heat" pits two acting heavy-weights in Robert De Niro and Al Pacino against one another. One is a professional thief, so well seasoned that he has avoided the law for as long as he can probably remember. The other is...
April 13, 2013fb619846742
A riveting, extremely entertaining cops and robbers saga concerning a veteran LAPD cop (Al Pacino), on the last days of his marriage, who is tracking an intelligent, cunning robber (Robert De Niro) who heads a sturdy, supremely professional group of criminals. In terms of the "co...
January 12, 2013
A masterpiece. An astonishing, outstanding and breathtaking piece of work. A powerful, riveting and exhilarating thrill-ride. An undeniable instant classic in it's own right. Al Pacino and Robert De Niro have never been better, some of their finest work as actors. An engaging cri...
November 24, 2012fb1664868775
With such a great cast, this should have been so much better. Mann's direction is on point but it just doesn't work for me.
October 4, 2012
Far too long and twisted for my liking. Will need to watch again before I had a definitive review.
July 1, 2012
This is basically Michael Mann's magnum opus. It's a more fleshed out and richer version of his TV production L.A. Takedown concerning two groups of people and their leaders: one being super slick professional thieves, and the other being highly determined and driven police offic...
June 24, 2012
Many filmgoer consider Micheal Mann's Heat as his magnum opus, but even if he aimed it to be as his great crime-epic nothing takes away the fact that Heat is at times over the top and suffers for it's long running time. There are still much to admire here. To see icons like Pacin...
May 23, 2012
When this was released in 1995, most people believed it to be an original idea. It wasn't. It was actually a more fleshed out and elborate version of Michael Mann's 80's TV movie "L.A. Takedown". He obviously didn't have the budget or the actors, to realise his vision at this tim...
May 5, 2012fb100001050230219
One of the best crime thrillers ever made.
March 25, 2012fb733768972
Crime stories do not get any better than this! Neil (Robert De Niro) and his teams of bank robbers, pull off many robberies and jobs throughout the course of this film, but that is not the main focus. The fact that each character has a back story, and somehow, a bond is able to g...
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