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
Mykelti Williamson | Dennis Haysbert | Robert De Niro | Natalie Portman | William Fichtner | Al Pacino | Tom Sizemore | Xander Berkeley | Rick Marzan | Susan Traylor | Martin Ferrero | Bud Cort | Val Kilmer | Hank Azaria | Diane Venora | Brian Libby | Steven Ford | Henry Rollins | Jon Voight | Danny Trejo | Jeremy Piven | Vince Deadrick Jr. | Amy Brenneman | Ashley Judd | Wes Studi | Ted Levine | Kim Staunton | Robert Miranda | Tone Loc | Kevin Gage | Yvonne Zima | Thomas Rosales Jr. | Terry Miller | Paul Herman | Rick Avery | Jerry Trimble | Hazelle Goodman | Patricia Healy | Dan Martin | Kimberly Flynn | Iva Franks Singer | Niki Haris | Tom Noonan | Ricky Harris | Ray Buktenica | Cindy Katz | Mario Roberts | Farrah Forke | Max Daniels | Begonya Plaza | Kai Soremekun | Bill McIntosh | Viviane Vives | Brad Baldridge | Andrew Camuccio | Trevor Coppola | Mick Gould | Peter Blackwell | Manny Perry | Mary Kircher | Darin Mangan | Kenny Endoso | Daniel O'Haco | Tim Werner | Jimmy Star | Philip Ettington | Rainell Saunders | Brian Camuccio | Amanda Graves | Emily Graves | Thomas Elfmont | Ted Harvey | Wendy L. Walsh | Rey Verdugo | Phillip Robinson
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.