Though the film has a few precious humorous moments, most of those fail — Mann’s sense of humor here borders on the Germanic.And, for all its concern with emotions and psychology, the film lacks humanity.

And in yet another recently unearthed surprise coupling, newest Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills castmember Eileen Davidson has been revealed to have had an A-list romance with none other than Angelina Jolie's famous father. New Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Eileen Davidson could well have ended up stepmom to Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, having dated her father Jon Voight for several years in the late '80s Indeed, the then-30-year-old and her 50-year-old lover certainly looked besotted with one another as they hit the red carpet at the People's Choice Awards in 1989, their arms wrapped tenderly around each other as they laughed wholeheartedly.

With the bubbly blonde having starred in several long-running TV dramas over the years - including The Young And The Restless for the past three decades and Days Of Our Lives for 21 years - their relationship clearly didn't have quite the effect on her career that she had hoped.

Clocking in at just less than three hours, “Heat” begins with a high-stakes armored car robbery gone brutally awry.

A new member of the team, led by supercool loner Neil Mc Cauley (De Niro), turns out to be not much more than a serial killer, and the robbery becomes a bloodbath. Among them: Mc Cauley finds himself falling for Amy Brenneman’s lonely graphic artist.

Personally, I had a hard time sympathizing with the thieves’ personal problems, given their cold-blooded approach to their victims — and I say this as a fan of “The Sopranos.” Something is missing here.

Worse, Mann can’t help but remind us of how serious and important every frame of his film is.

Nor is it helping that his stepdaughter (Natalie Portman) has some serious issues with her own absentee father, or that her new father figure is emotionally distant because of his obsession with work.

Writer-director Michael Mann (“Collateral,” “Miami Vice”) has genuine flair and he’s not afraid to go to some odd and interesting places, but it gets a little old and, at times, very overwrought.

ince its release, “Heat” has only grown more popular among fans of ultra-macho action and angst, and it’s easy to see why.