Manuel Couto’s review published on Letterboxd:
Heat is the ultimate cat-and-mouse action-thriller. The story is absolutely gripping, the characters are likable and, even though it’s slow, I was on the edge of my seat for the whole movie. It’s violent, deep and very entertaining.
The characters are really well-written and the performances are just outstanding. De Niro and Pacino deliver some of their most believable and iconic roles, and being a very dialogue-driven movie, the acting is key.
Michael Mann finds the perfect balance between action and suspense. Every single scene is unpredictable and absolutely thrilling. That’s all thanks to a remarkable script and excellent pacing.
The premise is pretty average, but the way it was executed is just phenomenal. It explores obsession, morality and relationships in the most stylish and realistic way. This is truly an exciting and breathtaking masterpiece.
“Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.”