Heat

Heat ★★★★★

Michael Mann's magnum opus. An enthralling crime epic that depicts two intelligent professionals on either side of the law and the juxtaposition of their lives. Almost everything about Heat is immpecable. Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in top form. The incredible supporting cast (Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Diane Venora, Wes Studi, Mykelti Williamson and Jon Voight to name a few) who add so much substance to their roles. Dante Spinotti's stunning cinematography that captures an enormous city of deep blues and shimmering lights. The superb action sequences including the central bank heist which has some of the best sound design I've ever heard. Elliot Goldenthal's brooding score. The memorable dialogue. The beautiful introspective moments. The electrifying climax.

There is so much to adore here. It's a film I want to immerse myself in time and time again.

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