Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Loosely based on the iconic 80s TV show, and directed by the show’s producer, Michael Mann. Like his previous Collateral, Miami Vice is shot on digital video.

Film focuses on the darkside of undercover police work. Ricardo Tubbs (silky smooth Foxx) - "urban & dead smart", works undercover transporting drugs into Miami, attempting to identify a group responsible for 3 murders; and Sonny Crockett (fiery Irishman Farrell) - "charismatic & flirtatious", works with the supplier of the Miami group. As Crocket gets romantically involved with Isabella (Gong Li), the Chinese-Cuban wife of a drugs trafficker, the intensity of the case pull the policemen into dangerous territory – when the lines between their roles as cops and their fabricated identities start to blur.

2006Rating: MA15+133 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Michael Mann ('Collateral', 'The Insider', 'Ali', 'Heat', 'The Last of the Mohicans')
Writer:
Michael Mann
Cast:
Colin FarrellJamie FoxxGong LiLuis TosarNaomie HarrisJustin TherouxCiaran HindsJohn Hawkes

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Miami Vice / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

Mixing pop savvy with startling formal ambition, Mr. Mann transforms what is essentially a long, fairly predictable cop-show episode into a dazzling (and sometimes daft) Wagnerian spectacle...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

If you're looking for a crime story that sizzles with action, sex and the visceral jolt of life on the edge, Miami Vice is the one...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It has its moments - usually involving guns - and, like Mann's Heat, its involves one epic shoot-em-up of the highest calibre...

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New York Post

New York Post

Miami Vice isn't an action flick but a neo-noir: tough, quiet, moody and hard...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Far from a disaster, but doesn't rank with Mann's best work...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Bearing all the Mann hallmarks, this is visually enthralling, relentlessly stylish crime drama. A little too languorous for its own good at times, but still vastly superior entertainment...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

There are some striking visuals, as you'd expect from Mann, and a couple of nasty gun battles, but there are no surprises or tension and even the sleepiest viewer can predict exactly when someone's going to be kidnapped or something's going to explode.

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