Rating: 10 stars
Seen 6 times
Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.
Rated R | Length 170 minutes
Philip Ettington | Tim Werner | Iva Franks Singer | Manny Perry | Robert Miranda | Darin Mangan | Mary Kircher | Trevor Coppola | Peter Blackwell | Daniel O'Haco | Kai Soremekun | Terry Miller | Rick Marzan | Bill McIntosh | Niki Harris | Kimberly Flynn | Kenny Endoso | Andrew Camuccio | Brad Baldridge | Martin Ferrero | Kim Staunton | Viviane Vives | Bud Cort | Mick Gould | Yvonne Zima | Thomas Rosales, Jr. | Mario Roberts | Dan Martin | Brian Libby | Cindy Katz | Paul Herman | Patricia Healy | Farrah Forke | Steven Ford | Vince Deadrick Jr. | Max Daniels | Ray Buktenica | Hazelle Goodman | Rick Avery | Begonya Plaza | Xander Berkeley | Jeremy Piven | Ricky Harris | Susan Traylor | Jerry Trimble | Kevin Gage | William Fichtner | Henry Rollins | Danny Trejo | Dennis Haysbert | Wes Studi | Hank Azaria | Tone Loc | Tom Noonan | Ted Levine | Natalie Portman | Mykelti Williamson | Ashley Judd | Amy Brenneman | Diane Venora | Tom Sizemore | Jon Voight | Val Kilmer | Al Pacino | Robert De Niro
One of my top five movies, I’ve probably watched it 20 times now, and every time is a new experience.
This is the second or third time I’ve watched it on Blu-Ray now, and for the first time ever I figured out that Brian Eno does a lot of the music.
Before discovering that in the credits, I had tweeted earlier about how the music is an under-appreciated tension builder, especially during scenes that are otherwise quiet. There is almost always an underlying sense of foreboding, due in large part to the musical choices.
It always amazes me how many actors are in this film, including a teenage Natalie Portman, Hank Azaria, Tom Noonan, Henry Rollins, Tone Loc!
Edited this entry on 05/25/2012.