The movie succeeds in a spectacular fashion. The gunfight outside the bank is absolutely stunning, which is among the bloodiest and the most violent shootouts in the history of cinema. The cinematography is simply amazing, especially the long take at Charlene's house.
More importantly, the two lead stars, Pacino and De Niro, give the finest performances of their entire career. As we all know, Pacino and De Niro are two of the best actors of all time, and both of them are specialists on crime films. Most notably, Pacino stars in crime movies like "The Godfather" franchise, "Dog Day Afternoon", "Scarface", "Carlito's Way", "Donnie Brasco", and De Niro has played in "Mean Streets", "Taxi Driver", "The Godfather 2", "Once upon a time in America", "Goodfellas", and various other crime thrillers. And it is in "Heat" that their acting is the most poignant and gripping.
For the shortcoming of the film, I think it should be that the film is too long. Some characters are not necessary. Some scenes are distracting. If the film is more focused, I think it could be better.
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