Customer Ratings & Reviews
Customer ratings & reviews
Excellent cinematography can't save a dull scriptPosted
Michael Mann, who executive produced the 1980's TV series, has been planning to bring this project to the big screen for years. It was, in all senses of the word, his pet project. That just makes the result that much more disappointing. The story revolves around Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs, two Miami Vice detectives who go deep undercover to stop a drug-lord. This may sound like a lot of movies that you've seen. That's because it is. In fact, the film is really similar in a lot of ways to Michael Bay's action flick Bad Boys II. The big difference is that Bad Boys II is fun to watch. I love Michael Mann, who has given us brilliantly tense dramas (The Insider, Heat) and dazzling action thrillers (Collateral), but this film was worse than medicre: it was boring. Miami Vice does have one great redeeming value, though: its cinematography is great and the film looks AMAZING. I actually was dazzled during some of the scenes by just how cool (for lack of a better word) everything looked and how vibrant the film suddenly seemed. It does make it just that much sadder that the story isn't up to par, but if you get the chance to see this, try it out if only for a change to see what great cinematography can do for a movie. If I ever upgrade to Blu-Ray, I'll definitely have to give this one another viewing.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
More dramatic than the tv seriesPosted
They talked, they talked, and they talked....okay where is the action that started off this movie. This movie shouldn't have been two hours long. They should cut out the long dating thing with Colin Farrell and Gong Li or at least shorten it like they did Jamie Foxx and his love interest. I guess the only reason I like this movie is because of Mr. Foxx's role and the gunplay. Two hours of this movie and only forty-five minutes has gunplay, that would be good if this movie wasn't promoted as an action/thiller.
I would recommend this to a friend