This is my opinion was Michael Mann's defining moment as a director and frankly I think the movie was passed up by award standards. Not only are the two greatest actors sharing screen time, the movie itself is fierce with its realism and language of such lives. I could seriously go on with why this movie is so good, but I won't. Just check it for yourself and you will see. I showed it to three of my friends so far, and two literally applauded at the end and the third watched it twice within a week which says a lot since it is a three hour film. As perfect as movies get in my opinion.