Miami Vice Reviews

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December 10, 2018
The film will have Mann fans applauding his decision to axe the pastels and neon of the TV series for a harder attitude and updated style, though others may not be so forgiving of the unintelligible dialogue and lack of ending.
December 10, 2018
So solemn and straight-faced is this violent expansion of the old show, under the precise, glossy and macho directing hand of the series' creator Michael Mann, that it skirts awfully close at times to unintentional self-parody.
December 10, 2018
Mann does deserve credit for wanting to do something new with the material. It's just too bad he spent so much time making changes in costuming, art direction, soundtrack and character, only to turn around and tell the same old story.
December 10, 2018
Here, both stars are flat, hampered by cheesy dialogue, dark sunglasses and a by-the-book drama that gives them little to do. When in doubt, they simply look mean and bored.
December 10, 2018
A deadly serious, stylishly noirish, but fundamentally insubstantial thriller.
December 10, 2018
My heart, which was beating an optimistic pit-a-pat as the lights were dimmed, had slowed to energy-saving mode after the first few minutes.
December 9, 2018
We've all met great-looking people who can't manage to string a complete sentence together. Well, meet the movie equivalent.
December 9, 2018
Everyone in this story, apart from our dissembling heroes, turns out to be exactly what they seem.
December 9, 2018
Unlike the TV series, Miami Vice takes itself too seriously to be trashy -- and too seriously to be much fun either.
August 23, 2017
It's hard to understand what anyone is actually saying in this film.
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.
April 29, 2009
[Michael Mann's] remake of his own property is dull, cliché, routine, and pointless.
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.
September 10, 2008
Michael Mann really needs a new shtick.
August 7, 2008
There are some riveting shootouts, but in between it's all sluggish pacing, mumbled dialogue and musty clichés.
August 26, 2007
The Foxx-Farrell pairing can best be summed up by the first real Crockett-Tubbs scene in the film: on the rooftop of a club, on the phone... having separate conversations. The two share the frame and the on-set air but nothing else.
August 13, 2007
Michael Mann seems to have set out to extricate everything that made the show fun and original.
July 14, 2007
A pointless exercise.
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.
March 10, 2007
While Mann's talent for making city skylines beautiful is unparalleled, his latest movie is a long, empty and largely pointless remake of a show that was perhaps best left swallowed up by the 1980s.
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