Updated: Jan 27
"Heat" (1995) Directed by: Michael Mann.
Cops and robbers: hunters and the hunted – this movie is a drive-by surprise of great names giving great performances, but mostly it's about that one scene. You know that scene, right? Al Pacino pulls over Robert De Niro and they have a sit-down at a diner.
Game recognizes game, and likewise the trapped recognizes the trapped. They're both hunting down a target while operating through a world of the toughest disappointments in love and money. While De Niro's team of professionals feels “the heat” coming after them, the real heat is just how close this cat and mouse game is from top to bottom. It's enough to keep us on the edge of our seats. Mob City solutes these two gangster actors and this must see crime drama. Look, we don't want to lean on you to watch this movie.
But if you know what's good for you, you'll agree with the audiences: a $60m dollar budget (a steal for all those names and stunts), brought in $67m in the U.S. and $107m worldwide. Yeah, crime doesn't pay, but its movie certainly did.