Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flick Pick: Heat

(Warner Bros., 1995)

The unquestioned biggest, baddest pure cops-and-robbers movie of modern times, starring two of the most phenomenal actors of any age. Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Jon Voight, and Natalie Portman in her third film, who between them have five Oscars for acting and twenty Oscar nominations, and with Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, and Ashley Judd, who unaccountably have a total of none, the film is dark, glossy, nuanced, and rich in its portrayals, and the bank robbery shootout is both realistic and epic. Seldom does any movie nearly three hours long manage to fly by so quickly as this one does.

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