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Miami Vice

2006
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 12m
The cocaine cowboys of the 80's are gone, but Miami's Casablanca allure, the undercover cops and the attitudes of Michael Mann's culturally influential television series have been enhanced by time in the feature film version of Miami Vice. (Universal Pictures)
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Miami Vice

2006
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 12m
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Rated 25 Sep 2011
5
91st
Miami Vice flips "cool" on its head, transforming its protagonists from sleek, superficial badasses to weary romantics who keep their emotions in check. So, too, does Mann eschew the temptation to make it an action film, giving us instead a deliberate portrayal of cops-and-criminals that makes the world they inhabit feel vacuous and mournful (courtesy especially of some brilliant digital cinematography). If you're looking for a thriller, this won't deliver, but it's quite excellent otherwise.
Rated 06 Jan 2020
45
15th
Best part of Miami Vice ? The fashion and the music. Worst part of Miami Vice? The fashion and the music. Michael Mann once he got his slick hands on my dad’s camcorder hejust torpedoed his films. Ugly, ugly, ugly.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
8
0th
Shoddy all round. Terrible camera work (even knowing it's handheld!), no characterisation, missing bits of plot and worst of all, Farrell and Foxx act like they've only just met on the bus. A couple of decent cinematic shots and a little bit of invention in the action scene towards the end save it from an even worse score.
Rated 01 Jul 2011
55
22nd
This only works as a lesson for indie filmmakers on how to shoot in HD. Nothing else.
Rated 05 Mar 2010
4
51st
Michael Mann has the worst taste in music.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
45th
Nice sounds and cinematography. Similar to Heat in its structure. One con is that it was sometimes difficult to follow what they were talking about.
Rated 07 Sep 2018
4
74th
The minute details of the cops-and-criminals verbage are often incomprehensible, but in the broad and most important strokes this is a weary film about futile senses of right-and-wrong amid the clusterfuck of a drug war, precursor and companion piece to Villeneuve's Sicario. The digital cinematography perceives equal highlights of close-up and landscape, an intensely tactile sensation for the moodiness of the characters and the aura of their surroundings.
Rated 05 Dec 2006
85
79th
A sleek, demanding piece of adult narrative cinema about the struggle to maintain self in a demanding, dehumanizing environment of corruption. No, not blockbuster material, and not action heavy, but excellent all the same.
Rated 18 Dec 2006
35
23rd
boring! and farrell looks like some pornstar with the mustache and the hair
Rated 22 Jan 2007
77
66th
Quite a good film. The hand-held visual style, similair to watching an episode of cops, worked quite well. Certainly unforgiving in terms of dialog because certain characters mumble or are difficult to understand, such as Gong Li, which pretty much requires a re-watch to catch everything said. Some parts of the film do seem to drag for no reason and seem to function as music videos rather than parts of the movie. But this film is certainly worth seeing.
Rated 21 Mar 2007
37
11th
Miami Vice may have the visual style of past Mann classics but it has absolutely nothing else. This is an unengaging, pointless movie that could have been so much better.
Rated 11 Aug 2007
39
18th
Even if this film is an adaptation of the trend-setting 1980s TV series that Mann produced, and, on the surface, as neglible as any other TV-to-movie franchising attempt, it still bears the distinctive marks of its writer-director. As usual, the sleek craft is a whole lot of empty pretty, with ample opportunities for high-spirited emoting, but little happening below the surface. It's like a shadowy ad from the opening pages of Vanity Fair come to lifeless life.
Rated 16 Aug 2021
75
69th
The romance side story really kills a lot of momentum (apparently it's less present in the theatrical version). Also not as overwhelmingly neon as I expected. Still rocks though.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
64
19th
Ridiculous in many ways, but visually beautiful. Hang in there for the second half when all the plot-lines pay-off, and you just might enjoy the ride. Farrell's storyline is the better of the main characters...
Rated 21 Feb 2011
60
40th
I don't dislike Michael Mann, in fact Heat is one of the best heist movies of all time...but the way farrell and foxxXxXxxX are presented here almost reminded me of bad boys. yeah, they're so tough, so cool, so handsome yet so totally sensitive. where most women probably cream up watching these images, I just felt slightly nauseous. Nothing against strong lead characters, but show their virility through actions rather than poncy shots of them driving sports cars or postsexual brooding.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
3
28th
These cops are way too cool to have distinct personalities
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
11th
I kept nodding off during the movie so I missed a lot of it, but whatever. I wasn't a huge fan of the show, but I watched it from time to time. I'd forgotten how weighty the show was, and the movie captured that mood fairly well. I was sort of hoping the movie would be a lot of mindless action, instead there was a lot of drama and convoluted deals and guys standing around looking cool. I also can't stand Colin Farrell.
Rated 24 Nov 2007
68
44th
Mann really dropped the ball on this one...Not all that interesting and extremely boring in long stretches. Fans of the show will most likely be disappointed.
Rated 04 Feb 2019
50
33rd
No-one does nocturnal metropolises as well as Mann, but his return to Miami feels uncharacteristically tame and underdeveloped.
Rated 30 Nov 2012
80
80th
The world according to Mann is loud, dangerous, morally ambiguous, and more than a little greasy, but during the hours you spend there, there's nowhere you'd rather be.
Rated 06 Nov 2010
35
19th
Some effective use of music, sweeping landscape cinematography, and rapid-fire editing are not enough to make up for (or conceal) the fact that this is a thin and rather silly story that takes itself far too seriously, filled with characters either weakly-defined or cartoonish. I have never understood the praise heaped upon this particular director.
Rated 27 May 2018
100
94th
I'm pretty sure this is what you get if you make a $130M episode of COPS. It's so aesthetically anti-cinematic that it feels like it's pulling from reality TV, documentary filmaking and low budget advertising. There's tons of handheld shots, sudden unsteady zooms, and most of all an absolute disregard for cinematic lighting.
Rated 18 Aug 2014
80
44th
Neon as in harsh fluorescent lights, rather than bright colors. Intentionally workmanlike and procedural, to the point of being offputting. It's hard to believe the same guy conceived the original show, which is so flamboyant it looks like Speed Racer next to this.
Rated 09 Nov 2009
64
37th
There's no chemistry at all between the lead pair and Mann's handheld photography ruins the final gunfight. Otherwise a very good adaptation of a classic series.
Rated 23 Jun 2009
79
44th
Realistic gunplay and some slick camera work are 2 reasons to see this movie.
Rated 13 Dec 2006
50
22nd
very boring... good directing.. I couldn't stand co lin farrells fake ass accent...
Rated 06 Jan 2007
79
64th
Top 10 of 2006.
Rated 30 Jul 2022
40
23rd
The camera awkwardly lingers on a character for way too long a couple times. Also, that boat scene? I don’t know how it made it into the final cut. There are some good things in there, it’s just mostly underwhelming.
Rated 22 Mar 2007
60
43rd
good direction, nice visuals and editing but in all not convincingly great...
Rated 26 Apr 2007
60
20th
The good parts (the first fifteen minutes, the trailer park assault, the end fight) are really good. Everything in between seems incredibly drawn out and uninteresting. You can't convince me this movie needed to be as long as it was.
Rated 16 May 2007
82
46th
Not bad, but not as good as the show
Rated 07 Jul 2022
85
75th
I’m a fiend for mojitos.
Rated 26 Sep 2013
77
22nd
Even if Mann's movies aren't good, they are beautiful. The cinematography is pretty and the directing as still as sharp as his other works. I did not watch the show so I cannot speak to fans about this, but I found it to be a decent movie.
Rated 02 Jul 2011
55
40th
Until Tarantino hit the scene, Michael Mann was the most obviously on-coke director in all of cinema. Funny that his breakthrough work was a fluffy but awesome TV procedural about hip young dudes ruining his Saturday nights (well, probably his Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings as well). The film version isn't as good, but the nifty HD camerawork makes it look really fucking cool.
Rated 16 Mar 2010
50
6th
I watched this film and really can't remember anything about it. So I guess it was the very definition of average.
Rated 06 Jul 2007
10
14th
Tripe based on tripe.
Rated 06 Aug 2007
55
19th
I liked where it deviates from the cliché stuff, but hated the usual hollywood/mann parts...
Rated 13 Aug 2007
45
29th
This isn't style over substance; it's style AS substance. Which shouldn't be surprising b/c that's been a major tenet of Mann's career from the beginning. But this takes it to another level. The essence of the story can pretty much be boiled down to: "Look, cops saying cop stuff." Frustrating, but it creates an atmosphere that will without a doubt pull some people in very closely, while at the same time repelling your average Plot Detective far far away. When it's on TV, I stop flipping. *shrug*
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
26th
Damn it Gong Li. She can't speak Spanish, she can't speak English, she'd better damn well stick to Mandarin. The movie was too slow; way too much lovey dovey stuff. Visuals were awesome.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
75th
The plot and dialogue may seem cheesy, but damn me if the visual experience wasn't great. The slick flashy high-life of drug running contrasted against the gritty realism of the police aspect made the film is just one detail in a highly stylized film that is deserving of all the praise it receives.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
36th
On par with other Michael Mann films, Miami Vice is right up there when it comes to a stylish and entertaining crime drama. While Farrell is hard to take as Sonny Crockett, he does not succeed in completely spoiling the film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
35
7th
Awful. This isn't Miami Vice the TV show, but Douglas Sirk's Miami Vice: Mann's inability to make his characters real makes the movie an arduous exercise in cheeziness.
Rated 25 Aug 2022
56
36th
Vascillates between being cool/stylish and being cringey/obnoxious. Feels truncated in the edit, lacking any real opening or introduction and featuring hardly any characterization for anyone on the cast. It's supposed to be a buddy-cop movie but its woefully lopsided with Farrell's character being the clear focus and Jamie Foxx left with hardly anything to do. That being said, the action is stellar and, when it's in its sweet spot, the stylish presentation occasionally soars.
Rated 18 Feb 2011
55
11th
Stylish but vapid. The leads have zero chemistry, and the film itself has all the substance of an aftershave commercial.
Rated 11 Oct 2014
58
27th
Damned stylish film. I couldn't possibly recite you a line of dialogue or recount a single beat of the plot, but it looks like a Michael Mann film and is relatively inoffensive, so we'll give it a pass.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
3rd
I don't think Michael Mann knows what he wants out of filmmaking anymore. I was more interested in reading about all the horrible things that happened while this film was being made than in the actual film itself, which is an indecipherable, self-congratulating romp somewhere in the neighborhood of Miami--I think. More than anything though, this film is unfocused and boring. At least the actors know how to handle firearms.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
18
2nd
Terrible. What a waste of 2 hours.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
0th
Brainless action. Very predictable and slow. The film could be 30 minutes shorter without missing something interesting. Maybe they hoped that the steamy sex scenes would to the trick... but I can tell you they don't. and what's up with the Chinese woman with the talking disorder? Couldn't they find someone better? She isn't even very sexy. To summerise: If you go and see this movie, don't take your girlfriend. Women might get a little bit bored seeing this movie.
Rated 22 Aug 2020
34
26th
The best thing you can say about it is that, at times, it looks like a very atmospheric music video. For those that say that the evocative visuals are enough, no they aren't, because none of the characters evoke anything that can connect with what's on the screen. There is absolutely no chemistry between Farrell and Gong Li, or Farrell and Foxx, and the plot is basically narcomumblecore (please, someone take me out back and shoot me in the head for coming up with that word).
Rated 24 Sep 2013
86
63rd
just cool
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
56th
Mann's thin script may rightfully be deemed as, in its more derogatory meaning, prosaic, but through his legendary abilities to fuse sights and sounds to create feeling, his direction is the epitome of poetry in motion.
Rated 15 Aug 2007
60
38th
Nothing spectacular at all. Not that I saw it with high hopes but beside the beautiful panorama shots the movie didn' have that much to offer besides a contrived lovestory and your standard shooting scenes.
Rated 18 Aug 2007
40
2nd
What a disappointment ! Macho b.s.
Rated 21 Aug 2007
25
26th
Just alright
Rated 28 May 2020
35
19th
Tame without that feeling that made the series worth watching.
Rated 12 Sep 2013
50
47th
Miami Vice isn't a film that's going to do a whole lot more than entertain, but it certainly accomplishes that goal. It's incredibly suspenseful for the majority of its running time, and only loses this when it tries to be something it's not -- meaning when it tries to be a romance or an action movie, it completely falls flat. This is a crisp production that is worth watching, even if a smoother start and more climactic finish would have been very beneficial.
Rated 03 Jan 2011
40
4th
Now that's a bad soundtrack
Rated 03 Jan 2010
65
20th
Even though it's uneven in tone and a bit languid in overall pacing, Mann's effort to add dimension to the stylish tv series is noble. It doesn't always work, but that doesn't mean that he has ill intentions. It's just that his ambition got in the way of the scripting.
Rated 19 Sep 2007
2
33rd
Absolutely useless, occasionally pretty film.
Rated 25 Sep 2007
15
8th
mumble mumble mumble But Crockett, we cant. mumble mumble mumble. Are you sure Crockett? Mumble mumble.
Rated 08 Oct 2007
60
46th
The movie was very slow, of the half for front that had more action.
Rated 14 Oct 2007
78
67th
Gritty and fairly faced paced. Dialogue was a little unclear sometimes (long live subtitles!)
Rated 12 Jul 2013
81
44th
Michael Mann brings a moody and hypnotic vision to Miami Vice. Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell are the right men for the job as Tubbs and Crockett but the supporting cast is what really makes this movie work as well as a few smooth twists along the way.
Rated 11 Nov 2010
69
24th
Well. I really dont know what to say about this.
Rated 25 Dec 2007
15
7th
Would have gotten a 25 because Farrell is hot, but the 'stache detracted from his score, as well as the shitty American accent. C. Hinds (of HBO's series Rome) was pretty good, considering the movie, and the bit part. The movie was confusing, poorly filmed, and without substance. And the mumbling!
Rated 20 Jan 2008
71
43rd
Better than expected
Rated 20 Jan 2008
46
15th
Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell play the two classic cops, and in the movie you'd think they hate each other. The plot is crap, and a lot of it is boring. Jamie Foxx disappears for awhile, and coming from Michael Mann, what a disappointment this whole thing was.
Rated 19 Feb 2008
55
25th
I actually liked this movie more than I planned on liking it. The acting is over the top in some places, and Jamie Fox really does need to stay away from these roles. With that said, it's a good enough movie to just watch without thinking you are about to watch an award winner. It's a good dumb film.
Rated 22 Dec 2009
60
35th
A fascinating experiment which, in hindsight, may have succeeded, especially with the use of digital cameras, if this wasn't such a dour yet clichéd crime thriller, a story which ends up becoming pretentious and jarring against the moody atmosphere.
Rated 17 Apr 2008
60
3rd
great to watch and good soundtrac but too thin on plot
Rated 22 Apr 2008
82
32nd
Could have been a good film , sadly it wasn't one. Strange.
Rated 09 May 2008
70
57th
Banal, slick and/but very enjoyable.
Rated 12 May 2008
39
4th
Dulllll. The director made every frame look perfect, but if it's still yawn-tastic, what's the point? There's some sparse and well-shot (if unorignal) gun-fights that pepper the two and half hour running time (WHAT!?) but it aint' worth it.
Rated 16 Sep 2012
60
14th
Ha. Nice prank, Michael Mann.
Rated 09 Sep 2011
45
17th
Several stellar sequences, but oh god is it boring and empty.
Rated 01 Dec 2009
65
17th
Not as good as the legendary tv series it is based off of, but still a decent effort
Rated 30 Jun 2008
59
6th
Oh how I wished this was going to be a comedy. But no.... they had to try and be cool.
Rated 01 Jul 2008
40
8th
Why? What made this seem like a good idea?
Rated 04 Jul 2008
84
84th
action packed
Rated 19 Jul 2008
50
3rd
big let down!
Rated 01 Sep 2012
30
9th
shit english is my first language and i didnt understand half of what they were saying. the bad guy was quite cool but otherwise only mildly entertaining....
Rated 14 Oct 2008
68
56th
Obviously flawed, but I can't join in the hate-on for this movie, no matter how much the two leads mumble their lines into their chests, or how terrible Gong Li's performance is. It's the style that Mann uses that draws me in more than the story he's using it to tell. The final shootout is a blast, but it can be a slow road getting to it. A disappointment, sure, but it's not as bad as its reputation. Utterly beautiful photography. When it's good, it's great, but that's just not often enough.
Rated 15 Oct 2008
88
63rd
You have had to have watched the TV series to fully appreciate the movie. The two leads have great chemistry and the actions scenes are spot on.
Rated 03 Nov 2008
60
50th
Extremely shallow but not necessarily in such a good way as the original series. The sound department does once again a phenomenal job especially in the shooting sequences.
Rated 05 Nov 2008
60
56th
Only two scenes of big-bang-bumm-shooting in the entire movie. Not what I expected. Surprised, in a positive sense.
Rated 16 Feb 2018
70
57th
gizli görevi böylesi bir sinematografi ve sürükleyicilikle ele alabilecek ender yönetmenlerden biri mann ve başarıyor da. fakat iyi fikirlerle bayıltıcı tür motifleri birleşince ister istemez işin kalitesi düşüyor ve mann'in diğer suç başyapıtlarının yanında anlamsızlaşıyor aksiyonu ve hikaye akışıyla. yine de mann'in düşüş döneminin iyi işlerinden.
Rated 10 Aug 2012
37
32nd
[Unrated] Revisited (2)
Rated 22 Mar 2010
93
96th
Mann's finest work, a reinvention of two characters that acknowledges our cultural memory of them by showing off their brutally efficient working relationship and understanding of one another. Very serious, very sexy (Mann, always understanding power and bodies, knows how to utilize shoulders), no room for dumb action hijinks.
Rated 20 Mar 2010
34
6th
Highly unpolished plot and dialogue, an uninteresting sense of style, and surprisingly B-movie editing mean that despite two great lead actors, this film is really not up to anything.
Rated 11 Feb 2009
50
9th
Shit, stylish shit.
Rated 12 Feb 2009
80
60th
Fine display of filmmaking.
Rated 09 Mar 2009
55
67th
Very sexy, but hard to keep up with and somewhat lacking in personality. You all know the type.
Rated 16 Apr 2009
44
43rd
Mediocre At Best
Rated 03 Dec 2017
58
42nd
Hats off to Mann for filming a big budget movie in noisy desaturated colors that emphasise mood and texture over story and displays little fidelity to its source material. It looks and sounds like no other film, and its style-as-substance digital aesthetic has been influential. The gorgeously stormy skies and nocturnal atmosphere are thoroughly intoxicating, but the narcotic effect is hampered by some bad acting and an unwieldy narrative that is simply lazy rather than impressionistic.
Rated 10 Aug 2012
45
10th
I had so much expectations for this movie. It just fell flat. I expected a better screenplay considering Michael Mann's experience in that department. it was just barely watchable.
Rated 05 May 2014
35
38th
[Unrated Director's Cut] - A focus on style, soundtrack and mood - and some of it works quite well - but a shallow script, two very forgettable leads, and an underwhelming final shootout make this a lot less appealing, especially whenever Gong Li isn't involved. *Preview*: #14#, Gong Li/10c4, oldies(2) }*{ #06#, hype, story, director Mann, Gong Li.
Rated 16 Jul 2009
91
89th
Intelligently reworks all the old drug-thriller cliches that the TV show practically invented, then filters it all through Mann's picture-perfect lens. Emotionally cold, but a gorgeous and haunting movie all the same.
Rated 20 Jul 2009
88
57th
Great movie and great revival of the 80s hit series.
Rated 21 Jul 2009
2
39th
Watching it again, I liked it a bit more. It's a shame the script is so bad and loose, because the movie looks so gorgeous. I loved Mann's use of digital/HD cameras rather than traditional film. Thankfully the last 30-ish minutes are decent enough that it ends on a better note. Not a huge recommendation, but if you like Mann/cool cinematography, you could do a lot worse.
Rated 28 Jul 2009
55
28th
mann's first effort with hd, and there are some breathtaking visuals, like the trip to cuba. everything else sucks though.

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