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Miami Vice Reviews

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July 27, 2006
Miami Vice, although stunning to look at, is ultimately a joyless viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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."
Read More | Original Score: C
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?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
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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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.
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+
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
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
July 29, 2006
A run of the mill cop movie that's stylish but ultimately boring.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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+
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.
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.
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
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