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Miami Vice
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Directed By
Michael Mann

Written By:
Michael Mann

Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Gong Li, Naomie Harris, Ciaran Hinds, Justin Theroux, Luis Tosar, Barry Shabaka Henley, Domenick Lombardozzi, Isaach de Bankole, John Ortiz, Eddie Marsan, John Hawkes, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ana Cristina De Oliveira

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Miami Vice (2006)
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Movie Review by Justin
August 8th, 2006

Mann, what a dud!

It's hard to tell what in the world is going on in this movie, mostly because you can't tell what the hell anyone is saying. Perhaps it's because, without a script, the characters themselves aren't sure what to say or do. The plot is either the most incredibly complex crime stew of all time, or there isn't one to begin with. What Mann really has accomplished with this zazzy film, which isn't so much an update of the popular '80s show as a movie that happens to use the same title and contains characters with the names Crockett and Tubbs, is to make a movie absolutely devoid of human feeling or emotion. It's a total dud -- not one minute of it is good. It goes from bad to worse. Not a single actor in the whole movie gives what can be called a performance, but they cannot be blamed; they are handicapped by Mann's faliure to provide a structural framework within which any 'acting' can be accomplished. It's well documented that Mann gets a charge out of making hyper-realistic crime sagas. Normally, that interest translates into affecting, well stylized action thrillers. This time, left to his own devices, Mann has made what before seemed near-impossible: an uninteresting cop film. Cool doesn't matter when it don't add up. This movie is an incoherent mess.

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Aug 10, 2006 12:47 PM
also wrote a review of Miami Vice
I agree completely man. I'm still trying to figure out what the hell went wrong or what Mann was thinking.

Aug 8, 2006 9:17 PM
Hahahaha what a terrible pun. Kudos!

Seth C
Aug 9, 2006 2:50 AM
WOW! When you said you were going to hit this film up on matchflick, I had no idea you were going to destroy it. At least you gave one full star.

I will say, your points are all validated, however I still feel a second viewing of the flick on my part is needed. Mann did fail here, there is no question about that, however as a semi-fan of his, I feel like I can't quite bring myself to say that for sure until that second viewing.

By the way, if you ever want to check out the pilot episode for the show that is a "masterpiece" compared to this, know that I got your back for future viewings.

Aug 11, 2006 2:08 AM
can't agree more. Simply incomprehensible. I have only 2 words to say:

"Hola Chico"

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