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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. Read critic reviews

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A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx). Unorthodox Crockett gets involved romantically with the Chinese-Cuban wife of a trafficker of arms and drugs, while Tubbs deals with an assault on those he loves.

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Colin Farrell
Det. James 'Sonny' Crockett
Jamie Foxx
Det. Ricardo Tubbs
Gong Li
Isabella
Ciarán Hinds
Agent Fujima
Justin Theroux
Det. Larry Zito
Barry Shabaka Henley
Lt. Martin Castillo
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Det. Gina Calabrese
Anthony Yerkovich
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Victor Kempster
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Carlos Menéndez
Art Direction
Seth Reed
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Jim Erickson
Set Decoration
Dion Beebe
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  • 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.
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