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.... More
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.Hide
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BY Bonux superstar
My friend walked out 45mins in as he was expecting a standard Hollywood action movie, but instead encountered the unique fast-paced, realistic, gritty, exhausting style of Michael Mann. I'm a huge fan.
My one complaint is the total overkill of cop, street, drug, language. A little jargon is a definite plus and adds to the... More immersion. But Miami Vice takes the language to a point where complete sentences make no sense unless you're undercover.
Miami Vice is also great for a lesson in the rule of screenwriting: "Get into a scene as late as possible, and get out as early as possible." This film takes it to the extreme and makes you work to pay attention.Hide
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 somewhat saggy middle period - This is absolutely a pure Mann take on Miami Vice, and personally, it left me wanting even more.
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