Starring: Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Val Kilmer
Director: Michael Mann
Runtime: 2 hours, 50 minutes
Crime | Drama | Thriller | 1995
I’m just going to get this fact out in the open right now… this is the first movie I’ve watched that had Al Pacino in it… I know let the gasps begin. I had to look up on IMDB what character he was because I had no idea what he even looked like. Well, I had expected him to be the bad guy, but I was wrong on that one. In Heat, he plays a police detective who is trying to get de Niro and his gang of thieves to jail. Sound intriguing right?
The opening scene was able to get my attention. But the rest of the movie lost it. I sat there for 2 hours and 50 minutes watching this waste of a movie. I couldn’t even say with 100% certainty what the plot was, other than Pacino trying to get de Niro. I mean, this could have happened in 1 hour and 50 minutes. What was the point in dragging it out for so long? Oh yeah, to bore the audience.
I mean… the scenes after the bank were like never ending. Run Run Run. Chase Chase Chase. Get away, but come back and get caught. I can’t even… Ugh. No! And just so many other things happened from beginning to end that I feel weren’t even necessary to help the plot along at all.
I watched Bug the night before this film, so that two movies in a row with Ashley Judd (I don’t think I’ve watched any with her in it before either… or noticed). She wasn’t anything special other than a B.
I hated this movie and wish I would have spent my Sunday morning watching TWO other movies in this time frame. It reminded me of The Departed a little bit, which I liked even though it wasn’t the most exciting thing, but at least the plot was more evident and it had Matt Damon. (1/5)
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