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FanFix August 21, 2012 3046
It's been over a decade since I was bored senseless by my own copy of Heat, so I was definitely looking forward to revisiting it in this pared-down version. While I certainly wasn't bored this time around, as all the major action sequences are intact, at an hour shaved off, it didn't necessarily feel like I was watching a complete film. I certainly didn't miss DeNiro and his gang experiencing endless criminal angst over their relationships (Thief already exists and is perfect, thanks, Michael Mann) but Al Pacino's involvement in this edit seems abrupt and many of his best scenes are missing, so he feels like a guest-star in a movie he's theoretically co-headlining. In all, a fun viewing experience but if I go back to Heat for a third time, I'll try out a different edit to see if I can get a bit more Al in the mix.