Heat...Heat is brilliant. It is worth seeing simply for the fact that it is the only movie in which DeNiro and Pacino share a scene (and, oh boy, what a scene!). This 3 hour crime saga is a character study of two men at the top of their respective games. DeNiro is a thief, a pro of the highest order. He is a man for whom the Job is number one and everything else comes second, but his credo of 'dont let anyone slow you down' is shaken when he gets involved with a young woman. Pacino is a hyper-motivated robbery-homicide detective who is on the downslope of his third marriage, obsessed with catching DeNiro. The cat-and-mouse game between Pacino and DeNiro is played out across L.A., punctuated with numerous high-octane action scenes, one of which being one of the best heists scenes ever put on celluliod. This film is Michael Mann at his best. Everything is top notch here; the cinematography, the writing, the soundtrack, the acting, everything. It should be noted that real life bank robbers in L.A. took a cue from this movie and committed a robbery that mirrored the one in Heat eerily. You might remember the news shots of heavily armed and armored robbers, dressed and outfitted exactly like the guys from Heat, firing assault rifles on LAPD tactical squads for over half an hour while trying to escape before being taken down. This only proves how realistic the action scenes are in this film.