Heat (1995)

I saw this film with mates, of course. Later I reviewed it, sent it off, and they chose to publish it. Pretty much my review summed up my view in a nutshell. Although there was no exploration of theme as a potential Christian review would do, I mentioned things that came more to the fore of my writing later on, the violence for instance. In the review, I mentioned the violence in the movie but did not condemn it for the violent scenes. Maybe Christian reviewers should always come down harder on violence, but my impression at the time was less focused on that manner of view. This was a time of pure film appreciation. My mates called this type of film action.

An intense, sometimes bloody, and inherent psychological thriller that stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on screen together.

Heat’s editing, cinematography and Dolby digital sound make for impressive viewing with star performances. The violence depicting robberies are brutal but the technical aspects of these scenes are excellent.

Centering on Vincent’s (Pacino) tracking down of a gangster, Neil (De Niro) it is an unpredictable suspense film with intrigue near its core.

Reviewed by Peter Veugelaers 1996, GiveWay Magazine.

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