USA, 1995 | Dauer: 172min | FSK: 16 | Regie: Michael Mann Darsteller: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer

One of the most revered movies of the 1990s, this intelligent crime thriller by Michael Mann (»The Insider«, »Collateral«, »Public Enemies«) follows successful career criminal Neil McCauley (De Niro), a thief who specializes in big, risky jobs and is very good at what he does. Vincent Hanna (Pacino) is an obsessive L.A. police detective determined to put McCauley behind bars. Since McCauley has enough money to retire, he considers getting out of the business, but only after one last score. Ominous, operatic, often emulated but never equaled, this is go-for-broke, superior-level filmmaking - not only upending expectations but exceeding them with unanticipated success in its elegant, exciting examination of existential and emotional entropy.
Ein dreistündiges Epos, das diesen Begriff neu definiert. Die Konfrontation zwischen zwei Profis, einem Gangster und einem Polizisten in Los Angeles, erzählt mit großem Atem und einer ungewöhnlichen Detailliertheit bis in die Nebencharaktere.

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