One of the best films of the 90's
I am assuming I am commenting on this film for those who have not seen
this film and for those people I pity you. Its a crime thriller. Won't
describe the story as its not particularly original and not the best
thing about this film. You've got Pacino and Deniro on screen in a film
for the first and possibly last time which should be recommendation
enough. Youv'e also got director Michael Mann at the top of his game.
An awesome supporting cast firing on all cylinders. Arguably the best
"shoot-out" in any film. What more do you want?
It's a long film but there is not one wasted scene in it. Even the
incidental story lines - for example the recently paroled ex-cell mate
of Deniro whose first job is in a "grill" working for a nasty
exploitative boss and then ends end up as a stand-in getaway driver for
Deniros crew. It just adds weight to the whole film. All the domestic
dramas of the good-guys and the bad-guys that you wouldn't get in the
typical cops and robbers film are shown in loving detail and nothing is
rushed. Just makes it a more satisfying and involving film.
Mann who started his career on Miami Vice almost seems to be taking a
trip back to the eighties with the soundtrack and styling of the film -
almost but not quite.
If you still don't want to see the film after this then what the hells
wrong with you?! Sit back and enjoy. Also - no. 247 in the top 250??
Whats up with that???