Heat (Blu-ray) (1995)
Editor's NoteRobert De Niro and Al Pacino are finally together on screen in this riveting story about an intense rivalry between expert thief Neil McCauley (De Niro) and volatile cop Vincent Hanna (Pacino). McCauley will stop at nothing to do what he does best and neither will Hanna, even though it means destroying everything around them, including the people they love. With a solid supporting cast that includes Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Ashley Judd, and Natalie Portman, HEAT is a truly epic crime story.
Heat - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: David R Perry Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 11/11/2009 7:51 AM
|Much was made of the mythic pairing of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Heat. To the point where you wondered if people paid as much attention to the film itself as to fulfilling some fanboy wish for the ultimate action movie cast. But it's almost that too; it's both a good film and an acting tour de force. And it's also a key catalog release that is now finally available in high definition. Heat is the story of two career businessmen. One just happens to be a cop, while the other is an expert criminal. But they are both in a similar emotional state. Both are married to their jobs, both have difficulty sacrificing that to build meaningful relationships, and despite the fact that they would both like to change those aspects of their lives, they feel incapable of doing so....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Robert De Niro|
|Michael Mann - Director|
|"Maybe we should both do something else, pal."----McCauley (Robert De Niro) to Hanna (Al Pacino) over coffee|"I don't know how to do anything else."----Hanna |"Neither do I."----McCauley|"I don't much want to either."----Hanna |"Neither do I."----McCauley|
|"It's like you said. All I am is what I'm going after."----Hanna, to his estranged wife|
|"Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in 30 seconds if you see the heat around the corner."----McCauley|
Customer Reviews of Heat (Blu-ray)
Character driven masterpiece4/4/2012
I don't know I missed seeing this terrific film when it first came out, but somehow I did. It's a brilliantly written, beautifully acted, deeply involving cops and robbers story, starring Al Pacino as police Lt. Vincent Hanna, a loud-mouthed sleuth with an ex-wife (and a not-happy current spouse) who always gets his man, and Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley, extremely skilled professional heist man. Both are rather thoughtful and analytical and there's a great scene where they sit down in a coffee shop and wax philosophical about their antagonistic relationship. The scene in which the good guys are surveiling the bad guys, only to discover that they are being examined through binoculars in turn, is also first rate. Val Kilmer plays a thoroughly scary shooter -- who, quite unexpectedly, appears to escape in the end. There are numerous interpersonal relationships, between Kilmer and his long-suffering wife (Ashley Judd) who warns him away, between Hanna and his wife and his messed-up stepdaughter (Natalie Portman), and between McCauley and a completely innocent bystander whom he comes to care for but whom he is also willing to leave behind on thirty seconds notice. All the numerous supporting roles are also very nicely done.