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Oct. 31, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Michael Mann is probably the only director who has a catalogue of films that I love across the board. While they each of course have their own issues and certain elements which don’t quite work as well in execution as Mann surely meant them to, I nonetheless hold his catalogue as a whole in a much higher regard than I do almost any other director working today. I used my very first entry in this column to express my love for MIAMI VICE, and there are even ways in which I have found the well-intentioned-but-ultimately-misguided PUBLIC ENEMIES redeems itself.

Not so much with HEAT. Probably Mann’s most well known film, and most well regarded besides, it is an exploration of the “cops and robbers" dynamic in a way rarely seen before but much copied since – the boring, dragging, yet painfully stilted way, to be precise. I’ve watched HEAT twice now, and while I’m currently halfway through a third viewing I just can’t seem to find the willpower to finish. The disc has been sitting by my Playstation for weeks now, watching dolefully as I pop in one disc after another and slowly manage to move on with my life.

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I understand that the story at the heart of HEAT is inspired by a real relationship between a man of the law and a criminal. I understand that it is fully intended to be a slow burn balancing act between action and the examination of character. And I understand that it is, in the context of its time, hailed as a reinvention (and consequently a reinvigoration) of the action/crime film. But knowing these to be so doesn’t mean that I think it works, nor does it meant that I like it. And as you might have surmised by now, I really don’t. And before you get your innards in a bunch - no, I'm not speaking insincerely.  I do believe what I say, sad as it may be.

To my mind, a great deal of the feeling that plagues the film can be summed up in the iconic diner scene between Pacino and De Niro. The story goes that De Niro and Pacino didn’t actually meet on the set of HEAT until the time came to film said scene. There wasn’t even a lick of technical rehearsal with the actors on the day of the shoot – they just showed up, Mann set the cameras, and off they went. De Niro believed that this… lack of familiarity with each other would inform the scene, enhancing element about the confrontation which were already written into the script. The end result? A scene that feels so technical and stilted as to be distracting. Two characters interacting in a mechanically dissociated way, so wary of each other that their energy halts mid-table never meets that of the other.

So too can be described the film as a whole, with shots drawn out longer than is necessary and an emphasis on technical execution that stoppers whatever flow the actors and story are constantly struggling to achieve. Normally I am a strong advocate for the power of small moments to elevate a film’s greater character/story arc, but in HEAT’s case I find they do little more than to provide a rest stop on the way to the final destination. Except I don’t always want that sort of a forced rest stop, and they often seem to arrive just when they are least desired. Even Mann’s trademark visual sense and normally sharp eye for the cohesion of color and composition fails in the course of this film, immersing us in a washed out Los Angeles that has about as much personality and presence as a whitewashed garage.

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Perhaps it is on the script level that HEAT falls short, many of the more famous encounters and exchanges behind improvised in the moment and thereby standing out from an otherwise poorly-constructed script that meanders slowly enough for the dust of lost possibility to settle in coating an inch thick.  The dialogue and character encounters lack the spark Mann had managed to achieve even in early films like MANHUNTER, and looking back on the film I can barely recall what even happened over the course of its many (many [many]) minutes.  Or, for that matter, how it happened.

At the end of the day, maybe my opinion of this being one of Mann's worst films springs from a place of hindsight rather than true belief.  Most of his cinematic output came post-HEAT, a time during which he was able to further explore and perfect his craft.  And I fundamentally think that HEAT just doesn't hold up beyond a fascinating illustration of an excellent director's origin.  So it served a purpose, and I respect and thank it for that purpose, but part of the mark of a film as seemingly well-regarded as HEAT is its ability to withstand the test of time by maintaining its relevance, resonance, and level of energetic engagement.  And by my examination through such a barometer, HEAT is far from the pedestal on which history has elected to place it.

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Extra Tidbit: Keanu Reeves originally had the part of Chris Shiherlis, but then Kilmer was able to find time in his schedule to fit HEAT around BATMAN FOREVER. In other news, I'd rate ALI similarly to HEAT - it bears many of the same flaws, albeit through a much prettier palate and visual design. On the other side of the spectrum, THE INSIDER and COLLATERAL are both phenomenal.
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1:05PM on 01/03/2013

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Weird. To me saying you love Michael Mann but don't like HEAT is kind of like saying you like Scorsese but don't like Goodfellas. It is the quintessential Mann movie.
Weird. To me saying you love Michael Mann but don't like HEAT is kind of like saying you like Scorsese but don't like Goodfellas. It is the quintessential Mann movie.
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7:47PM on 12/05/2012
This film ain't for everybody. You'll either love it or hate it, and I for one loved every minute of it! That's just my opinion though, and we're all entitled to having on.
This film ain't for everybody. You'll either love it or hate it, and I for one loved every minute of it! That's just my opinion though, and we're all entitled to having on.
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3:32PM on 11/01/2012
I'm not even gonna dignify this particular unpopular opinion by expressing my rage towards it.....I'll just say your'e wrong....completely and utterly wrong.
I'm not even gonna dignify this particular unpopular opinion by expressing my rage towards it.....I'll just say your'e wrong....completely and utterly wrong.
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2:04PM on 11/01/2012
I'm so sorry. I completely agree that Heat is a washed out Film that has about as much personality and presence as a whitewashed garage....
I'm so sorry. I completely agree that Heat is a washed out Film that has about as much personality and presence as a whitewashed garage....
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11:33PM on 10/31/2012

Dude. You're crazy.

Heat is a masterpiece of modern cinema, period. From the cast, to the direction, the story and the acting, it's just plain all around a great frickin' movie. Still, to each their own. Personally I thought Miami Vice was terrible.
Heat is a masterpiece of modern cinema, period. From the cast, to the direction, the story and the acting, it's just plain all around a great frickin' movie. Still, to each their own. Personally I thought Miami Vice was terrible.
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10:40PM on 10/31/2012
Heat was one of my favorite movies from the time I first saw it as a teenager in the theatre. Michael Mann is one of my favorite directors stylistically speaking. All of his movies have flaws, but the excellent parts of them win me over in the end (see Public Enemies and Miami Vice). I still like Heat, and love certain parts of it, but on repeat viewings it only gets worse and worse and that just doesn't happen with true masterpieces of any genre. I think Mann's true Masterpiece is probably
Heat was one of my favorite movies from the time I first saw it as a teenager in the theatre. Michael Mann is one of my favorite directors stylistically speaking. All of his movies have flaws, but the excellent parts of them win me over in the end (see Public Enemies and Miami Vice). I still like Heat, and love certain parts of it, but on repeat viewings it only gets worse and worse and that just doesn't happen with true masterpieces of any genre. I think Mann's true Masterpiece is probably Collateral and possibly Ali. Heat is definitely overrated, but still loved.
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8:42PM on 10/31/2012

(sigh)

This column "jumped the shark" with its poorly written/argued indictment of 'Goodfellas' and since 'The Phantom Menace' column it has ceased to be an (in theory) interesting opportunity to revisit some popular films and has devolved into MINDLESS trolling...
I should be ashamed for even offering a response at this point, but not half as ashamed as this website (which I STILL LOVE) for allowing this column to continue...
This is no longer about providing some thoughtful counter points to
This column "jumped the shark" with its poorly written/argued indictment of 'Goodfellas' and since 'The Phantom Menace' column it has ceased to be an (in theory) interesting opportunity to revisit some popular films and has devolved into MINDLESS trolling...
I should be ashamed for even offering a response at this point, but not half as ashamed as this website (which I STILL LOVE) for allowing this column to continue...
This is no longer about providing some thoughtful counter points to promote discussion, this is just inciting people and filling space...
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1:00AM on 11/01/2012
I couldn't have said it better my self.
I couldn't have said it better my self.
7:40PM on 10/31/2012
Stop it.
Stop it.
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5:36PM on 10/31/2012
I guess I don’t understand how you can say that you hold his movies "in a much higher regard," than any other director when you flat out don't like what is considered his best work and you describe his most recent work as "well intentioned but ultimately misguided." On top of that, your favorite work of his was largely panned by critics and audiences…

I agree that Heat is over-rated, but I don't agree with you blind praise to the rest of his work.
I guess I don’t understand how you can say that you hold his movies "in a much higher regard," than any other director when you flat out don't like what is considered his best work and you describe his most recent work as "well intentioned but ultimately misguided." On top of that, your favorite work of his was largely panned by critics and audiences…

I agree that Heat is over-rated, but I don't agree with you blind praise to the rest of his work.
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5:11PM on 10/31/2012

My Favorite Movie

The greatest actors ever in the genre they redefined. Jon Voight's mullet. An intricate story that asks it's audience to pay attenion and that weaves many elements/characters together while resolving all its loose ends. Ashley Judd at her sexiest. Cerrano going dramatic. Val Kilmer standing tall. The greatest bank robbery scene ever that spawned solid imitations from DK and The Town. And, most importantly, this: [link]
The greatest actors ever in the genre they redefined. Jon Voight's mullet. An intricate story that asks it's audience to pay attenion and that weaves many elements/characters together while resolving all its loose ends. Ashley Judd at her sexiest. Cerrano going dramatic. Val Kilmer standing tall. The greatest bank robbery scene ever that spawned solid imitations from DK and The Town. And, most importantly, this: [link]
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12:23PM on 10/31/2012
Miami Vice is a Pauley Shore film compared to Heat....
Miami Vice is a Pauley Shore film compared to Heat....
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12:04PM on 10/31/2012

Dude Cmon! The Movie Is FLAWLESS, F-L-A-W-L-E-S-S

Hey Man,
You were beginning to redeem yourself, and then this, just stop talking. How do you work for a movie blog, you are what Palin is to politics, in regards to movie critique. I agree with one thing you said, " I nonetheless hold his (Mann's) catalogue as a whole in a much higher regard than I do almost any other director working today." But
Hey Man,
You were beginning to redeem yourself, and then this, just stop talking. How do you work for a movie blog, you are what Palin is to politics, in regards to movie critique. I agree with one thing you said, " I nonetheless hold his (Mann's) catalogue as a whole in a much higher regard than I do almost any other director working today." But
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12:00PM on 10/31/2012
Totally your opinion bud, that's cool. For me it's one of the greatest crime thrillers in cinematic history.

Also to the people slagging him for his opinion, lay off. That's why it's an "opinion"...get it?
Totally your opinion bud, that's cool. For me it's one of the greatest crime thrillers in cinematic history.

Also to the people slagging him for his opinion, lay off. That's why it's an "opinion"...get it?
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10:58AM on 10/31/2012
This is a bad idea
This is a bad idea
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10:57AM on 10/31/2012
My fav. movie ever. Definitely not for everyone, but it's the acting that makes the film and Mann's deliberate pace I think.
My fav. movie ever. Definitely not for everyone, but it's the acting that makes the film and Mann's deliberate pace I think.
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10:54AM on 10/31/2012

Sorry...

I'm not a big fan of this column or this review but I respect your opinion even if you are wrong. lol JK man.
I'm not a big fan of this column or this review but I respect your opinion even if you are wrong. lol JK man.
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10:53AM on 10/31/2012

YES!!!!

I could not agree more. With the exception of the exceptional street shootout which is incredibly realistic and well shot this movie is such a drag considering all the talent involved.
Bravo!!
I could not agree more. With the exception of the exceptional street shootout which is incredibly realistic and well shot this movie is such a drag considering all the talent involved.
Bravo!!
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10:53AM on 10/31/2012

Sorry...

I'm not a big fan of this column or this review but I respect your opinion even if you are wrong. lol JK man.
I'm not a big fan of this column or this review but I respect your opinion even if you are wrong. lol JK man.
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10:22AM on 10/31/2012

Understandable Opinion but disagree

As a Michael Mann film, it's not his greatest but as a film in the wide world and history of movies, it's amazing. I also like Miami Vice (if you didn't like Miami Vice I doubt you really like Michael Mann's style as that movie was really a showcase of Michael Mann then anything else). But I really love HEAT. Yes, I've fallen asleep watching it, at least twice, but once I got through it I realized just how good it was. It's a bit too long but worth watching again and again.
As a Michael Mann film, it's not his greatest but as a film in the wide world and history of movies, it's amazing. I also like Miami Vice (if you didn't like Miami Vice I doubt you really like Michael Mann's style as that movie was really a showcase of Michael Mann then anything else). But I really love HEAT. Yes, I've fallen asleep watching it, at least twice, but once I got through it I realized just how good it was. It's a bit too long but worth watching again and again.
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10:15AM on 10/31/2012

Wow, I thought I was the only one.

While I certainly don't think Heat is a bad film, I do feel is was a bit overrated. A lot of it is really slow, and it has kind of a silly ending. I've never said anything before though because my perception is to say anything negative about Heat is akin to blasphemy amongst rabid fanbois.
While I certainly don't think Heat is a bad film, I do feel is was a bit overrated. A lot of it is really slow, and it has kind of a silly ending. I've never said anything before though because my perception is to say anything negative about Heat is akin to blasphemy amongst rabid fanbois.
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10:00AM on 10/31/2012

Agreed

One of the few times I've agreed with the column. I pretty much dislike the film for every reason you mentioned above.
One of the few times I've agreed with the column. I pretty much dislike the film for every reason you mentioned above.
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9:25AM on 10/31/2012
The heist/shoot out pretty much justifies this as an incredible film on its own.
I don't know if it's Michael Mann's greatest film, but it's up there among them, and it's been massively influential on the way movies and tv shows featuring criminal gangs are handled. I see a lot of Heat in The Dark Knight.
I'd find it hard to accept that anyone who really enjoyed action/drama/heist movies wouldn't at least love some aspects of this film.
The heist/shoot out pretty much justifies this as an incredible film on its own.
I don't know if it's Michael Mann's greatest film, but it's up there among them, and it's been massively influential on the way movies and tv shows featuring criminal gangs are handled. I see a lot of Heat in The Dark Knight.
I'd find it hard to accept that anyone who really enjoyed action/drama/heist movies wouldn't at least love some aspects of this film.
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7:59AM on 10/31/2012
There are parts of this movie that bother me. But they aren't what seems to bother you. In particular, a sub-plot involving Wayne Groh killing prostitutes (that Vincent Hanna happens to be investigating) goes nowhere, and while I liked Dennis Haysbert's role, it's ultimately unnecessary to the greater film, considering his fate. I still like this movie enough to overlook that. First saw it when I was ten and it forever changed how I look at the good-guy-bad-guy relationship in movies. I'd still
There are parts of this movie that bother me. But they aren't what seems to bother you. In particular, a sub-plot involving Wayne Groh killing prostitutes (that Vincent Hanna happens to be investigating) goes nowhere, and while I liked Dennis Haysbert's role, it's ultimately unnecessary to the greater film, considering his fate. I still like this movie enough to overlook that. First saw it when I was ten and it forever changed how I look at the good-guy-bad-guy relationship in movies. I'd still agree it's longer than it needs to be, but it's a minor grievance when so much works here.

If there's something about this legendary team-up of De Niro and Pacino that ever bothered me, it was the superficial fact that De Niro and Pacino are so associated with New York City, in a movie that seems to celebrate Los Angeles in a way that hadn't really happened before.

But it plays like an unofficial follow-up to "Thief" which may be my favorite of all of Michael Mann's films.
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11:22AM on 10/31/2012
I tried to touch a little bit on the sub plots in terms of their effect on the pacing and the like, but perhaps I should have been more clear in terms of my opinion. I definitely agree with you about both Haysbert and Wayne Groh.
I tried to touch a little bit on the sub plots in terms of their effect on the pacing and the like, but perhaps I should have been more clear in terms of my opinion. I definitely agree with you about both Haysbert and Wayne Groh.
7:38AM on 10/31/2012

ugh

First - I half agree. I think there are some very strong moments in the film. But I also think that Pacino overacts ("a great ass" must have some animated .gifs for it floating around"). Too much of the film is spent fetishizing the interplay between these two actors who were arguably at the peak of their fame. But on the other hand - the film is beautifully shot, and many of the minor characters are much better - Sizemore, Kilmer, Trejo and Portman are great. I don't know if it's a bad movie -
First - I half agree. I think there are some very strong moments in the film. But I also think that Pacino overacts ("a great ass" must have some animated .gifs for it floating around"). Too much of the film is spent fetishizing the interplay between these two actors who were arguably at the peak of their fame. But on the other hand - the film is beautifully shot, and many of the minor characters are much better - Sizemore, Kilmer, Trejo and Portman are great. I don't know if it's a bad movie - it just takes Deniro and Pacino a little too seriously, and maybe reflects pop cultures thinking at the time that these men could do no wrong in front of the camera.

That said - I don't all of the hate. When people start going off on the columnist - it doesn't really reflect well. Sure, it's you're right to get nasty and personal - but is that the best use of your rights or your time. All it says is that you take your own taste in film way too personally, and that you're too lazy to actually take on the argument based on its merits, or lack thereof. It also speaks to the groupthink around here. Part of the point of this column is to point out that genre movie geeks don't have to be a monolithic group who all share the same opinion. These comments are the equivalent of "shut the fuck up and fall back in line with the rest of us." You guys might be fine/unaware of that aspect of these types of responses, but it's there - and laid on pretty thick.
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8:07AM on 10/31/2012
Interesting thing about Pacino's performance that I heard recently - supposedly, the script originally had a subplot of Hanna being addicted to cocaine. This was Pacino's reasoning for the outbursts his character periodically has, though perhaps they should have been stripped away along with the subplot.

What do you think?
Interesting thing about Pacino's performance that I heard recently - supposedly, the script originally had a subplot of Hanna being addicted to cocaine. This was Pacino's reasoning for the outbursts his character periodically has, though perhaps they should have been stripped away along with the subplot.

What do you think?
8:57AM on 10/31/2012
I'd feel better about it if A) They explained it, and B) I was confident that Pacino wasn't coked up himself. I am just as critical of DeNiro's performance. Both performances seem to be a sneak preview into the idiosyncratic laziness that both actors are faulted for more openly now. To be fair, I feel that Pacino has done more to redeem himself since (although inconsistently).

I enjoy Heat - I just enjoy it more as an ensemble piece, and I feel that the two leads performances are way
I'd feel better about it if A) They explained it, and B) I was confident that Pacino wasn't coked up himself. I am just as critical of DeNiro's performance. Both performances seem to be a sneak preview into the idiosyncratic laziness that both actors are faulted for more openly now. To be fair, I feel that Pacino has done more to redeem himself since (although inconsistently).

I enjoy Heat - I just enjoy it more as an ensemble piece, and I feel that the two leads performances are way overrated. The bank heist and van heist are both awesome, awesome scenes, and some of the smaller scenes with the other actors have a real lyrical quality to the way they are shot.

To each their own.
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7:13AM on 10/31/2012
Heat is Michael Mann's best work and the climactic face off between Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro is timeless. The shootout between the bank robbers and the police squad is exhilarating and intense. The whole movie IS a timeless cat-and-mouse thriller.
Heat is Michael Mann's best work and the climactic face off between Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro is timeless. The shootout between the bank robbers and the police squad is exhilarating and intense. The whole movie IS a timeless cat-and-mouse thriller.
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7:07AM on 10/31/2012
Heat is a great movie, and shows what actors with intensity and range can do in even quiet moments. Compare this with crap like "Drive", which has similar scenes but unlike "Heat", the scenes in "Drive" are 'boring, dragging, yet painfully stilted' precisely because the actors involved have no range.
Heat is a great movie, and shows what actors with intensity and range can do in even quiet moments. Compare this with crap like "Drive", which has similar scenes but unlike "Heat", the scenes in "Drive" are 'boring, dragging, yet painfully stilted' precisely because the actors involved have no range.
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6:09AM on 10/31/2012
I disagree just as much with the man's opinion on Heat as the lads below me does but why does everyone have to get so personal?

And shame on you Josh Tequila; "You probably think Transformer 2 is better." Seriously?
What is this, the IMDb message board?
I disagree just as much with the man's opinion on Heat as the lads below me does but why does everyone have to get so personal?

And shame on you Josh Tequila; "You probably think Transformer 2 is better." Seriously?
What is this, the IMDb message board?
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3:44AM on 10/31/2012

So Wrong.

You probably think Transformer 2 is better. Heat is a classic. Still holds up well today.
You probably think Transformer 2 is better. Heat is a classic. Still holds up well today.
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8:18AM on 10/31/2012
I... actually don't. In fact, the only Michael Bay movie I've ever really been entertained by was THE ROCK. But it's a fair enough thing to surmise if I'm talking about disliking a film that you happen to dig a whole lot and think is indeed a classic. I just happen to disagree with you on that front, and that's okay. I believe that if we all had the same taste in art, nothing new or interesting or challenging or exciting would ever really happen.
I... actually don't. In fact, the only Michael Bay movie I've ever really been entertained by was THE ROCK. But it's a fair enough thing to surmise if I'm talking about disliking a film that you happen to dig a whole lot and think is indeed a classic. I just happen to disagree with you on that front, and that's okay. I believe that if we all had the same taste in art, nothing new or interesting or challenging or exciting would ever really happen.
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2:56AM on 10/31/2012
Youre so wrong. But he, for the likes of you theres "takers" on the shelve, a more action oriented, dumbed down, wannabe cool version of "Heat" for 15 year olds.
Youre so wrong. But he, for the likes of you theres "takers" on the shelve, a more action oriented, dumbed down, wannabe cool version of "Heat" for 15 year olds.
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8:19AM on 10/31/2012
"For the likes of me?" I actually thought TAKERS was pretty bad, and without any of those redeeming qualities that I see in HEAT. Michael Mann at his worst is better than many directors at their best.
"For the likes of me?" I actually thought TAKERS was pretty bad, and without any of those redeeming qualities that I see in HEAT. Michael Mann at his worst is better than many directors at their best.
2:48AM on 10/31/2012

hahahahahaha...

your trolling always make me laugh.
your trolling always make me laugh.
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1:18AM on 10/31/2012

Wrong... again

Heat is a really fun movie. You have great shoot outs, Deniro and Pacino bring it. Nuff said.
Heat is a really fun movie. You have great shoot outs, Deniro and Pacino bring it. Nuff said.
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1:11AM on 10/31/2012
Where dd they find you at Alejandro Stepenberg, a man that has the opposite opinion on every popular film ever made?
Where dd they find you at Alejandro Stepenberg, a man that has the opposite opinion on every popular film ever made?
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8:15AM on 10/31/2012
Oh I wouldn't go so far as to say that. I'm sure there are plenty of films that we would absolutely agree about!

Some popular films that I love and would gladly defend against all comers (to name a very few): GLADIATOR. PULP FICTION. PAN'S LABYRINTH. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. THE DARK KNIGHT. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. IRON MAN. LORD OF THE RINGS. WALL-E. SHAUN OF THE DEAD.
Oh I wouldn't go so far as to say that. I'm sure there are plenty of films that we would absolutely agree about!

Some popular films that I love and would gladly defend against all comers (to name a very few): GLADIATOR. PULP FICTION. PAN'S LABYRINTH. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. THE DARK KNIGHT. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. IRON MAN. LORD OF THE RINGS. WALL-E. SHAUN OF THE DEAD.
9:55AM on 10/31/2012
Lol Agreed DarkElfa. It's like they found one of these well spoken highly versed idiots that try to explain why The Beatles are overrated using only a dictionary and their trolling ability, but for Cinema.
Lol Agreed DarkElfa. It's like they found one of these well spoken highly versed idiots that try to explain why The Beatles are overrated using only a dictionary and their trolling ability, but for Cinema.
11:29AM on 10/31/2012
I'm sorry, but your comment left me a bit confused - are you saying that I'm like one of those "well spoken highly versed idiots," or that I am one?

I also feel I should mention that I'm not sure why you mention trolling, because neither I nor Alex (who has been filling in for me on this column lately) ever seeks to outright troll. To do so would be a disservice to you, the reader, and to our site as a whole. To abuse the trust our readers put in us is, to my mind, an idea that is at cross
I'm sorry, but your comment left me a bit confused - are you saying that I'm like one of those "well spoken highly versed idiots," or that I am one?

I also feel I should mention that I'm not sure why you mention trolling, because neither I nor Alex (who has been filling in for me on this column lately) ever seeks to outright troll. To do so would be a disservice to you, the reader, and to our site as a whole. To abuse the trust our readers put in us is, to my mind, an idea that is at cross purposes to the entire intention of this website. It's okay if you don't like the column or my opinion, but please don't assume we're just making things up to spark a reaction.

And I happen to love The Beatles. As well as many popular films, as I stated in my previous response to DarkElfa's comment.
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1:06AM on 10/31/2012
You like Miami Vice but not Heat. Enough said.
You like Miami Vice but not Heat. Enough said.
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12:16AM on 10/31/2012

boo

Go watch cloud atlas man. Heat is amazing
Go watch cloud atlas man. Heat is amazing
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12:11AM on 10/31/2012

Totally agree

Most overrated movie next to Fight Club.
Yeah that's right I said it.
Most overrated movie next to Fight Club.
Yeah that's right I said it.
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9:56AM on 10/31/2012
HAHAHAHAHAHA. Moron.
HAHAHAHAHAHA. Moron.
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