Heat stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, the latter as the master criminal Neil McCauley who is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Hanna (Al Pacino) attempts to track down McCauley as he deals with the chaos in his own life, including the infidelity of his wife (Diane Venora) and the mental health of his stepdaughter (Natalie Portman). McCauley and Hanna discover a mutual respect, even as they try to thwart each other’s plans.
“Heat packs more into one cop movie than the entire genre output of the last five years. It is a big film with big themes, and if it never quite makes the profundity it so hungrily seeks, it still goes straight to the head of the list of essential viewing. You’ve rarely had it so good” – EMPIRE (5 stars)