Miami Vice

Miami Vice

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Miami Vice

Loosely based on the iconic 80s TV show, and directed by the show’s producer, Michael Mann. Like his previous Collateral, Miami Vice is shot on digital video.

Film focuses on the darkside of undercover police work. Ricardo Tubbs (silky smooth Foxx) - "urban & dead smart", works undercover transporting drugs into Miami, attempting to identify a group responsible for 3 murders; and Sonny Crockett (fiery Irishman Farrell) - "charismatic & flirtatious", works with the supplier of the Miami group. As Crocket gets romantically involved with Isabella (Gong Li), the Chinese-Cuban wife of a drugs trafficker, the intensity of the case pull the policemen into dangerous territory – when the lines between their roles as cops and their fabricated identities start to blur.

2006Rating: R16, contains violence133 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Michael Mann ('Collateral', 'The Insider', 'Ali', 'Heat', 'The Last of the Mohicans')
Writer:
Michael Mann
Cast:
Colin FarrellJamie FoxxGong LiLuis TosarNaomie HarrisJustin TherouxCiaran HindsJohn Hawkes
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eur, crap anyone?

I bought the whole Miami Vice 80's TV series last year but frankly this has to be the worst ever movie made by the otherwise brilliant Michael Mann. Colin Farrell for a start is overplaying, trying to hide desperately his thick Irish accent behind a ridiculously toughened voice, and a ridiculous mo that makes him look like a cheap pornstar. His acting is...

1.0
0

Review

A watchable flick that could have been oh so much better! The original tv series was a favourite but apart from title, location, black/white cop partnership as well as fast cars and glitzy nightclubs--they have absolutely nothing in common. Poor dialogue and lead choice prevents this film from being more than just watchable. Wooden-personality Colin Farrell...

3.0
0

Left me wanting more (in a good way)

Those who are not a fan of Mann's often disconnected and often abstract pace likely will become frustrated with this movie. Those who are looking for the chemistry and humor of the show will also find it lacking. However, if you enjoy the mood and restrained grit of a Mann crime drama, this has everything and more to satisfy that hunger. Only bad note - a...

5.0
0

Terrible.

1.0
0

A strange, but great film.

This was not how I expected. It has a strange look or tone or something, can't put my finger on it. Some of the overly serious dialogue irked me, but otherwise this is a great action film. If you like this sort of thing, I'd highly recommend as a slightly different take on it.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mixing pop savvy with startling formal ambition, Mr. Mann transforms what is essentially a long, fairly predictable cop-show episode into a dazzling (and sometimes daft) Wagnerian spectacle...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

If you're looking for a crime story that sizzles with action, sex and the visceral jolt of life on the edge, Miami Vice is the one...

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It has its moments - usually involving guns - and, like Mann's Heat, its involves one epic shoot-em-up of the highest calibre...

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Miami Vice isn't an action flick but a neo-noir: tough, quiet, moody and hard...

3.0
0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Far from a disaster, but doesn't rank with Mann's best work...

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bearing all the Mann hallmarks, this is visually enthralling, relentlessly stylish crime drama. A little too languorous for its own good at times, but still vastly superior entertainment...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

There are some striking visuals, as you'd expect from Mann, and a couple of nasty gun battles, but there are no surprises or tension and even the sleepiest viewer can predict exactly when someone's going to be kidnapped or something's going to explode.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mixing pop savvy with startling formal ambition, Mr. Mann transforms what is essentially a long, fairly predictable cop-show episode into a dazzling (and sometimes daft) Wagnerian spectacle...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

If you're looking for a crime story that sizzles with action, sex and the visceral jolt of life on the edge, Miami Vice is the one...

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It has its moments - usually involving guns - and, like Mann's Heat, its involves one epic shoot-em-up of the highest calibre...

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Miami Vice isn't an action flick but a neo-noir: tough, quiet, moody and hard...

3.0
0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Far from a disaster, but doesn't rank with Mann's best work...

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bearing all the Mann hallmarks, this is visually enthralling, relentlessly stylish crime drama. A little too languorous for its own good at times, but still vastly superior entertainment...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

There are some striking visuals, as you'd expect from Mann, and a couple of nasty gun battles, but there are no surprises or tension and even the sleepiest viewer can predict exactly when someone's going to be kidnapped or something's going to explode.

2.0
0

eur, crap anyone?

I bought the whole Miami Vice 80's TV series last year but frankly this has to be the worst ever movie made by the otherwise brilliant Michael Mann. Colin Farrell for a start is overplaying, trying to hide desperately his thick Irish accent behind a ridiculously toughened voice, and a ridiculous mo that makes him look like a cheap pornstar. His acting is...

1.0
0

Review

A watchable flick that could have been oh so much better! The original tv series was a favourite but apart from title, location, black/white cop partnership as well as fast cars and glitzy nightclubs--they have absolutely nothing in common. Poor dialogue and lead choice prevents this film from being more than just watchable. Wooden-personality Colin...

3.0
0

Left me wanting more (in a good way)

Those who are not a fan of Mann's often disconnected and often abstract pace likely will become frustrated with this movie. Those who are looking for the chemistry and humor of the show will also find it lacking. However, if you enjoy the mood and restrained grit of a Mann crime drama, this has everything and more to satisfy that hunger. Only bad note - a...

5.0
0

Terrible.

1.0
0

A strange, but great film.

This was not how I expected. It has a strange look or tone or something, can't put my finger on it. Some of the overly serious dialogue irked me, but otherwise this is a great action film. If you like this sort of thing, I'd highly recommend as a slightly different take on it.

4.0
0