Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Heat is in the cop-movie pantheon with Akira Kurosawa's "High and Low," and that's as "right" as the genre gets. Read full review
A love-hate poem to L.A., and when Mann takes in the streets, the freeways and LAX, he doesn't give us shiny "Lethal Weapon"-style travelogues. He shows us an L.A. that's grim, bare, a bit smoggy and ruled by street smarts. [15 Dec 1995] Read full review
No, the film may not be quite as luminous as the cast, but it's good - very good, in fact. Read full review
Above all, the dialogue is complex enough to allow the characters to say what they're thinking: They are eloquent, insightful, fanciful, poetic when necessary. They're not trapped with cliches. Read full review
It didn't sound like fun to us, either, but we were wrong; Heat scores on many fronts...The plot, though it seems to ramble, builds suspense with deft precision, and the action set pieces are triumphs. Read full review
It's a monster of a movie, and it gets unwieldy. Read full review
We're not watching McCauley and Hanna anymore; we're watching De Niro and Pacino trying to out-insinuate each other. For a few moments, Heat truly has some. Read full review
There isn't much to recommend this movie until Pacino and De Niro finally share the first of their two scenes together. Read full review
The performances are persuasive but the plot rattles on much too long. Read full review
I lost track of how many times I checked my watch during the nearly three interminable hours it took Heat to play itself to a predictable conclusion of a chase scene and a shoot-out. Read full review
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