Heat (1995)

Rating: ***
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Natalie Portman, Val Kilmer

Wow, Pacino and De Niro in the same film for the first time ever. This is a pretty good action crime thriller about an insensitive cop (Al Pacino) and a sensitive crook (Robert De Niro) and how their paths keep crossing until they ultimately end up staring down the barrels of each other's guns. Natalie Portman plays Pacino's emotionally disturbed daughter and Val Kilmer is a demolition expert in De Niro's employ. A good solid film with strong performances, an intelligent script, and one hell of a gunfight in the middle.