Miami Vice

2006

Miami Vice

Critics Consensus

Miami Vice is beautifully shot but the lead characters lack the charisma of their TV series counterparts, and the underdeveloped story is well below the standards of Michael Mann's better films.

46%

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Total Count: 221

43%

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User Ratings: 360,209
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Get ready to go deeper undercover with Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) in this Unrated Director's Edition that includes footage not seen in theaters!

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Cast

Colin Farrell
as Sonny Crockett
Jamie Foxx
as Ricardo Tubbs
Li Gong
as Isabella
Naomie Harris
as Trudy Joplin
Ciarán Hinds
as Agent Fujima
Luis Tosar
as Montoya
Elizabeth Rodriguez
as Gina Calabrese
Eddie Marsan
as Nicholas
John Hawkes
as Alonzo Stevens
Ana Cristina de Oliveira
as Female Bartender
Tom Towles
as Coleman
Frankie Jay Allison
as Deep-Chested Aryan Brother
Anthony Curran
as Aryan Brother
Stephan Jones
as Dark-Haired Aryan Brother
Rob Larson
as Long-Haired Aryan Brother
Don Frye
as Long-Haired Aryan Brother
Maxim Danilov
as Russian FBI Agent
Pasha D. Lychnikoff
as Russian FBI Agent
Everlayn Borges
as Miss Cuba
Juanita Billue
as Miss Jamaica
Patrick Michael Buckley
as Air Traffic Controller
Marc Macaulay
as Air Traffic Supervisor
Mike Pniewski
as ER Doctor
Richard Katanga
as Haitian Patamilitary Captain
Dexter Fletcher
as Haitian Paramilitary
Oleg Taktarov
as Russian Security
Alexander Rafalski
as Isabella's Security
Ilan Krigsfeld
as Isabella Security
Juliana Guedes
as Isabella's Secretary
James Maurice Rowan Jr.
as Guy in Double Wide Trailer
Deborah Demere
as Woman in Double Wide Trailer
Abdel Tornes
as The Courier
María León
as Casino Office Worker
Kenny Acevedo
as FBI Agent
Ryan M. Phillips
as Newscaster
Amir Aviram
as Guy Hitting on Gina
Julia Perevedentseva
as Blonde Talking to Tubbs
Gilbert Quintana
as Marine Shed Guard
Chris Astoyan
as Agent Perry
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Critic Reviews for Miami Vice

All Critics (221) | Top Critics (49)

  • A deadly serious, stylishly noirish, but fundamentally insubstantial thriller.

    Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Miami Vice is a movie made by a man whose mastery of the medium, and whose obsessive concerns for detail, put images of uncommon distinction on the big screen.

    Dec 8, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This somber action picture bravely defies expectations and gives us something wholly new.

    Oct 7, 2006 | Full Review…
  • The writer-director Michael Mann can have you believe almost anything... Miami Vice is rife with implausibilities yet so firmly rooted in what looks and sounds like reality that suspension of disbelief is almost mandatory -- at least for a while.

    Aug 11, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Mann is the master of nighttime digital photography, and he fills the screen with stunning images and some intricately choreographed shoot-out scenes that I just loved.

    Aug 7, 2006
  • Many critics have found in Mann's films an excess of macho bluster. I can only say his power and exuberant self-belief expose the indentikit dullness of a hundred other meagre film-makers working with similar material.

    Aug 5, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Miami Vice

  • May 16, 2012
    Average cop film, but I thought it was going to be much worse. First, too much is spent on the romantic subplots...I guess they relate to the story to some extent, but they're like the main focus of the film, which shouldn't be the case. This film really drags after awhile too...at 2 hours and 15 minutes (not all of it entertaining, by the way), the viewer might not be into the film by the end. The huge gunfight towards the film's end is worth the wait I suppose, but it's filmed really jerkily to give it a gritty feel, which honestly doesn't work and just looks stupid. Thankfully, the whole thing isn't filmed this way, just some of it, which salvages this action sequence. Never watched the tv show...thought it was pretty stupid, but maybe fans of the show will enjoy the movie.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Miami Vice was not a great film, but I believed it was a decent crime drama. The plot did not need to have such complicated dialogue and the characters were very stale, but it had its moments that I really enjoyed. The cast was pretty good as well, Collin Farell and Jamie Foxx work good even if they have boring characters, but most of the supporting cast was very boring and they could have found better. Michael Mann could have made such a better movie from his old TV show, but for what I saw it could have been a lot worse.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2011
    Two Miami detectives go undercover and get into the transportation of drugs in and out of Miami. Colin Farrell's character develops a relationship with one of the leaders of the crime syndicate, a woman named Isabelle. The acting isn't great, but not bad either. I found some scenes dragging on for a long time, and I think several scenes could've been cut out, dropping it from 2 hours and 13 minutes to an hour and 45 minutes or so. Those are the problems. It's filmed so well, by the one and only Michael Mann, director of great movies such as Collateral and Heat. The quality of gunfights and sounds reflect his other movies. There's plenty of women, great music, colors, boats, cars, and sights... and there are plenty of badass scenes. Ultimately, Miami Vice is a pretty good action drama that shouldn't be missed by any fan of Michael Mann's.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2011
    Captures the gloss and glamour of the original TV series but adds a hard, realistic edge which makes it a much more credible and satisfying product altogether. Tension is high throughout imparting a genuine sense of danger. Casting, performances and locations are good. A surprisingly decent film which far exceeds its parent show. PS. This film has a great soundtrack but beware the sountrack album - many of the better tracks are not on it.
    The S Super Reviewer

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