If you're looking for an action movie with a lot of noise and a bunch of heroes with no brains, skip David Mamet's HEIST. It will disappoint you. But if you like movies with a point of view, movies you can rediscover every two or three years like a good book, buy this DVD which deserves to stay in any movie lover's library.
Nothing is gratuitous in HEIST, every scene has a meaning the viewer is asked to understand. So, apart of enjoying the story told by David Mamet, I've spent a lot of time, during the movie, wondering WHY the director has chosen not to show certain scenes that would have been obligatory with another director, WHY the movie is literally invaded by all kind of pipes from the first to the last scene, WHY Gene Hackman is smiling at the end of the movie and so on.
I admit it, I simply love the films that make me think, the films that keep me intellectually active. Such movies are hard to find nowadays so let's cherish them when we have this opportunity. Too bad though that the DVD presents no special extras. I would have greatly appreciated a Mamet's interview.