Miami Vice
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Ricardo Tubbs is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born intel analyst Trudy, as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett is charismatic and flirtatious until--while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group--he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The intensity of this case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one-especially for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This somber action picture bravely defies expectations and gives us something wholly new."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"I enjoyed Mr. Mann's new Miami Vice from its first ravishing frame to the last, but I can't say that very much of it made sense -- but then, neither do the daily headlines."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Mann's folly is the best show in town."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Stop Smiling
"Perhaps the first Michael Mann film to almost completely lack a human element; or rather, the human element it possesses is thin and unconvincing."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"[The punchy] theatrical opening... doesn't so much lead viewers into the film as it injects them."
‑ Rob Humanick, Stranger Song
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It's business as usual for Mann. Truly terrific."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Miami Vice isn't a particularly accurate translation of the show - and depending on your point of view that could be good or bad - but it is a stylish, if uninspired, crime thriller."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"[Michael Mann's] remake of his own property is dull, cliché, routine, and pointless."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"No one, but no one does crime like Michael Mann."
‑ Brandon Fibbs,
"Miami Vice isn't perfect, but it is perfectly mesmerizing."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"The movie isn't perfect, but it's good enough, and better than most. It should keep us occupied until the big screen version of The Apprentice comes along."
‑ Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News
"Mann has no peer today when it comes to painting after-hours dread"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"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."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"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."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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