December 15, 1995
Rated R for violence and language
Neil McCauley is a master thief who has spent a few too many years in jail. A hardened criminal, he is determined never again to return to prison. But when he and his colleagues kill three police officers during a heist, street-smart police Detective Vincent Hanna starts looking for them. He goes to the typical places where he gets lead and soon gets some names and some places.
Meanwhile, Neil has agreed to do a... Full synopsis »
Contrary to what the summary says, Heat is not a typical action movie between the good and bad guys. There are no clear lines between right and wrong, only fuzzy ones that sway from side to side. Robert DeNiro Neil McCauley, a deadly thief who does not like the police. While he's a bad ass, he also has compassion, and this is shown through his relationship with his innocent girlfriend, Eady. Al Pacino, on the other hand, is Detective Vincent Hanna, and while he is obviously the protagonist of the story, he can be a bad ass at times. Full movie review »