• Film ID:
  • 6210
  • Availability:
  • VHW - Adv. Booking Required
    DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • VHW=164 min.
  • DVD=164 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
    English.
HEAT (1996)
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A cop and gangster come head to head in Mann's masterly crime epic. Painstakingly detailed and featuring enough characters, subplots and telling nuances to fill out half a dozen conventional thrillers, this is simply the best American crime movie - and indeed, one of the finest movies, period - of the 90s. The action scenes are better than anything produced by John Woo or Quentin Tarantino; the characterisation has a depth most American film-makers only dream of; the use of location, decor and music is inspired; Dante Spinotti's camerawork is superb; and the large, imaginatively chosen cast gives terrific support to the two leads, both of whom are in glorious form.
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