Pacino and De Niro excel as a cop and criminal engaged in a contest of wills in Michael Mann’s magnificent crime saga.
Dir Michael Mann
With Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, Amy Brenneman
When LA cop Vincent Hanna (Pacino) investigates a daring robbery, he comes to suspect a gang led by Neil McCauley (De Niro) – but proving his guilt, let alone catching him, is difficult. At the centre of the many characters and subplots of Mann’s richly detailed thriller is a complex contest of wills and wits between cop and criminal, each fathoming what the other will do next.