Miami Vice Reviews
October 25, 2007
not up there with heat or collateral,granted,has its moments though..
July 22, 2010
oh mijn god, wat zijn de eerste 15 minuten slecht
January 14, 2014
I watched this the other night, it made me reevaluate Colin Farrell, he is the worst actor ever invented. He has less charm than aids.
July 28, 2006
The cinematography and soundtrack come together beautifully.
May 29, 2012
Very stylish but with only one action scene it's pretty poor
June 22, 2007
In a sort of reimaging of the classic TV show, Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx go undercover of a drug ring in order to bring down the kingpin. Typical cop stuff here and a decent setup, but this is just empty. The visuals are great to look at, but the story is just so under-cooked it is hard to keep interested.
December 2, 2010
Miami Vice is hands down one of my favorite films of all time. I don't quite understand why it was never received well but I think it's just amazing. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx are both great, as well are the rest of the supporting cast, Michael Mann did an incredible job directing the movie, the plot develops well and is very interesting, the action scenes are done brilliantly, etc. Honestly, I don't think there's a single flaw in the movie. It's definitely different, so I guess some people expected something else. It's not your typical action flick, that's for sure. It's almost more of an action-thriller in how it's filmed and presented to the viewer. The shaky cam and camera angles and effects work when used because of the overall feel. I'm not saying everyone will love it because it is a bit slower and replaces dialogue with introspection from the actors forcing the audience to pick up on the subtleties and nuances of the plot's development. Those things aren't in your face so some people might get bored with it. Not me. I thought it was great.
October 20, 2013
3 Star movie with a 5 star soundtrack!
October 10, 2013
Overall production is better than the TV series however; it stands by itself, as it does not quite have the cache. Well filmed and acted making for a suitable entertainment that is wealthy and flashy, with the undercurrent of stealth and possible death following at close hand. Do not do drugs just sell them! Nibbles: Mojitos and Pressed Cuban sandwich.
September 25, 2013
I didn't completely hate it. Lots of other did. That being said, I haven't seen the t.v. show (yet) so I can't say rather or not the leads lay the characters right. The story is sorta just out there. I did really love Mann's directing but that's about it. I enjoyed it all about this much. Mann has done better movies but this isn't a bad movie. Beautifully filmed.
September 21, 2013
A fast-paced and intense movie that does capture some of the feel and excesses it aims to pay homage to. Although the script is at times confusing and there are holes which are blatantly intended to prepare for a sequel, it is still an enjoyable if fairly ridiculous big league crime caper.
September 15, 2013
Director Michael Mann has had incredible hits. Public Enemies, The Kingdom, Collateral, The Insider, Ali - the list is indeed impressive. However Miami Vice, I would say is the worst in the list of movies he has directed.
Now for those of you who are of this generation may not know what Miami Vice is all about - so here is a brief intro.
Miami Vice was an American television crime drama series produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs respectively, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984-1989.
Now Miami Vice the movie is about two Miami police detectives, Crockett and Tubbs played by Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx who go undercover to fight drug trafficking operations. And the film is written, produced, and directed by Michael Mann.
So how did this movie turn out?
Michael Mann tried to make this movie Cold and Bloody with the tension & intensity right from the start. But here is where the problem lay - the Character introduction was not done and neither was the format of the storyline played as if it were a brand new movie. I think the director assumed people would just connect to both the characters and relive the Series so to speak. In the end, it just became an ordinary script of 2 cops who had an assignment and had to finish off the bad guys. And no, the characters didn't leave the impact that was required.
Moment of Truth
Not the best of what Michael Mann could offer. You would get bored to death in many places.
3 out of 10
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June 27, 2007
Boring. Filled with undercover cop terminology and idiosyncracies. The sex scenes are hot and so are the boats, but that's about all that attracts here. Mann's worst.
May 7, 2012
I tought it would be better, but in real it only was good at the nend
August 18, 2013
2 hours of my life I will never get back... What a waste
August 7, 2013
Could we have subtitles for American muttering please? The only bit of the script I understood was when subtitles actually appeared to translate the lines of a couple of the characters speaking in what I presume was Haitian. The plot was as opaque as the speech, but elements of intense action gave it the Mann stamp.
August 3, 2013
Great cinematography isn't enough to overcome a piss-poor plot, slow pacing, and phoned-in performances.
August 1, 2013
Been on a little Michael Mann jag this week. This one kind of stumbles along for a while, tho not without some knockout moments. Then "In the Air Tonight" kicks on in the last half hour and the picture rocks home.
August 15, 2008
perimena na ine poli pio entiposiaki........giayto kai den pige kai kala sta box-office......
June 17, 2013
Not as great as Heat or Collateral but Michael Mann still puts on a good show.