Director Michael Mann’s taut psychological drama about an obsessive detective and a brilliant thief whose fates are linked in the aftermath of a high-stakes securities heist. A brilliant L.A. cop (Al Pacino) follows the trail from a deadly armed robbery and becomes fixated on a deadly but equally brilliant master thief (Robert DeNiro) and his crew (Val Kilmer and Jon Voight) who are taking Los Angeles to the cleaners. Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman also co-star. The film includes one of the most spectacular shoot-outs in film history as DeNiro and Kilmer rip through downtown L.A. with both guns blazing.
“Just when it seemed that the only hope for crime movies lay in the postmodernist artifice of films like PULP FICTION, Mann reinvests the genre with brooding, modernist conviction. This one sticks to your gut.” —David Ansen, Newsweek
“An odd though often entertaining blend of THE ASPHALT JUNGLE and Oprah, a traditional cops-and-robbers story weirdly fitted out with long, earnest discussions of interpersonal relationships.” —Dave Kehr, New York Daily News
“Michael Mann and a superlative cast have taken a classic heist movie rife with familiar genre elements and turned it into a sleek, accomplished piece of work, meticulously controlled and completely involving.” —Kenneth Turran, Los Angeles Times
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