Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.
ActorsStarring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Natalie Portman, Ted Levine, Tom Noonan, Tone Loc, Hank Azaria, Wes Studi, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Trejo, Henry Rollins, William Fichtner, Kevin Gage, Susan Traylor, Jerry Trimble, Ricky Harris, Jeremy Piven, Xander Berkeley, Begonya Plaza, Rick Avery, Hazelle Goodman, Ray Buktenica, Max Daniels, Vince Deadrick Jr., Steven Ford, Farrah Forke, Patricia Healy, Paul Herman, Cindy Katz, Brian Libby, Dan Martin, Mario Roberts, Thomas Rosales Jr., Yvonne Zima, Mick Gould, Bud Cort, Viviane Vives, Kim Staunton, Martin Ferrero, Brad Baldridge, Andrew Camuccio, Kenny Endoso, Kimberly Flynn, Niki Haris, Bill McIntosh, Rick Marzan, Terry Miller, Daniel O'Haco, Kai Soremekun, Peter Blackwell, Trevor Coppola, Mary Kircher, Darin Mangan, Robert Miranda, Manny Perry, Iva Franks Singer, Tim Werner, Philip Ettington, Rainell Saunders, Brian Camuccio, Amanda Graves, Emily Graves, Thomas Elfmont, Ted Harvey, Wendy L. Walsh, Rey Verdugo, Phillip Robinson, Jimmy Star
My Opinion : What shines Heat above all else is the rivalry between Pacino and De Niro in their uniquely thrilling characters as they unconditionally respect each other but will do about anything to take each other down, and there is no indication to whom will win in the end, and since each character is likeable, the audience is fueled with suspense throughout this nearly three hour film that doesn’t quite feel like it’s runtime which is a good thing for an action packed heist film like Heat. One can highly appreciate Michael Moore’s balance of brutal, blood boiling action with a tranquil dream esque musical composition in the night that puts us at ease, its interesting and seemingly works very well in decompressing. So despite how stressful the film is, it compensates with calming scenes that gives us time to breath away from the heat (hehe), overall its an extremely well acted, well scripted picture that shows us that director and writer Michael Moore is at ease and has mastered the genre to its finest detail. The ending though unexpected can be a bit off putting though.