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Miami Vice Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 27, 2006
Miami Vice, although stunning to look at, is ultimately a joyless viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 28, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 28, 2006
The film, like its oddly rumbling sky, promises more than it ever delivers. Granted, it can look cool. But more often, as we wait for the lightning that never arrives, it frustrates.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 27, 2006
There could be quite an active drinking game if viewers took a shot every time someone in the movie says something like, "Here's how it's going to be" or "Here's how it's going to happen."
| Original Score: C
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 27, 2006
You could sum up Miami Vice in three words: drugs, betrayal, kidnapping. So why does it take the movie almost 2 1/2 hours to get everyone killed or behind bars?
| Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
August 21, 2006
Like the show itself, as much as there is a ton of style on offer, there is little in the way of real substance
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kam Williams
Heritage Konpa Magazine
March 30, 2007
No chemistry, no cool, no compelling characters, no air of urgency. Just a very average crime caper which fails to entertain the viewer on a gut, cerebral or superficial level. Not exactly your father's Miami Vice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
July 28, 2006
In Mann's attempt to make something artsy and grown-up, he has neglected the element of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
August 9, 2006
Farrell and Foxx are partners? They don't even look at each other in Mann's remake of his acclaimed "Heat."
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 27, 2006
The worst news about Miami Vice is that Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, replacing Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in the key roles, don't hold a candle, a flashlight, a freakin' match to the original guys.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2006
Would you rather have a second-tier film from a first-rate director, or a first-tier film from a second-rate director?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kit Bowen
July 28, 2006
Gone are the pastels, the pet alligator from this dark, gritty modern-day version of the '80s TV show. Unfortunately, gone too is some of that fresh style that made the show unique, leaving us with just another dark, gritty crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 1, 2009
Perhaps the first Michael Mann film to almost completely lack a human element; or rather, the human element it possesses is thin and unconvincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Gonsalves
August 13, 2007
Michael Mann seems to have set out to extricate everything that made the show fun and original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
July 29, 2006
A run of the mill cop movie that's stylish but ultimately boring.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Cole Smithey
April 22, 2009
Michael Mann ridiculously attempts to inflate an episode of his '80s TV show into a feature length ballad of undercover ennui, lust and bloody intimidation.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
July 26, 2006
It's so self-serious at times, it'll prompt you to laugh out loud at moments that aren't supposed to be funny. Which is a total letdown because, theoretically, this is Michael Mann's pure, true vision.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 27, 2006
The pacing and proportion of Heat (1995) and the feeling for place and character evident in Collateral (2004) have been tossed aside for a routine plot in which vice cops Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx pose as drug dealers.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 28, 2006
Characters gather in really cool places (million-dollar apartments, speedboats, South American warehouses, etc.), look really serious and read expository dialogue in a low murmur.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
John Lekich
Georgia Straight
August 6, 2006
Don R. Lewis
Soundwaves Cinema
October 30, 2006
Gary Susman
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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