Miami Vice
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Writer and director Michael Mann updates the groundbreaking television crime series he created in the 1980s with this stylish thriller. Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) are two police detectives working undercover in Florida; Tubbs is smart, cool, and resourceful, while Crockett has his own way of doing things, though he stays close enough to the rules to stay out of trouble. Their latest assignment is to get the goods on Arcangel de Jesus Montoya (Luis Tosar), a local drug kingpin whose men are believed to be responsible for a handful of recent murders. In order… 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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