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Miami Vice [Unrated Director's Edition] [DVD] [2006]-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cinematography can't save a dull script

    Posted
    CrimsonKing42

    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

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst films in recent memory

    Posted
    MoronUnited

    Miami Vice was an excellent TV series back when it was still on, and the great decision to make a movie out of the series turned out to be one of the biggest disasters in film history. From useless dialog to completely random and choppy scenes, Miami Vice is just an all-around horrible movie. The atrocious storyline didn't help to move the film forward, and the acting was not very believable at all. A truly terrible film like Miami Vice is quite rare, and when they do appear, they should be ignored by everyone. No exceptions.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    More dramatic than the tv series

    Posted
    Layz

    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    lousy bit rate

    Posted
    OilFan

    This isn't so much a slam on the movie itself. I actually liked it. The problem is that movie wasn't encoded using a high enough bite rate. It makes the movie look lousy during a number of scenes. The colors aren't crisp and it's more like you're watching a standard def DVD. Definitely not the quality you'd expect from a HD DVD considering the premium price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Suprisingly good

    Posted
    g3nome

    This movie suprised me, I thought it was going to be dumb but the directing was great. It had a grimey feel to it and the music and visuals made it really feel like miami. The bad guys were mysterious and the movie made me dream of being in another place, it pulls you in. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx made a great team. I really enjoyed this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Grows On You

    Posted
    A500

    At the sale price this is a good movie to own. After you watch it a few times it ends up being a pretty cool movie; a nice break from the usual action film. The aircraft scenes are some of the best from Hollywood as this was filmed in hi def. There is a very unique aircraft featured in the movie that has a story behind it..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Like TV Show

    Posted
    Jimbob

    First and foremost Sonny would never fall for and bang a criminal chick then help her get away. Sunny had morals of a Boy Scout. It was unbelievable. It was wrong wrong wrong to do that to him... Pfft. Great production otherwise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    jamie fox and colin ferrell at their best

    Posted
    ricoviking

    i am not a big fan of jamie fox and colin ferrell but you put them with michael man my favorite director you get magic, the camera work is awesome and the music puts you in a mood for this movie. the plot is original although it drags on parts but thats a minor flaw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HIGHLY Recommended

    Posted
    ClevelandRocks
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    Grew up on the tv series and this movie takes thing to another level. Great story, great execution, furthers the characters introduced in the series, can't say enough good about this movie. One of the best movies made in recent decades.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent "Quality" & the Blu Ray Is Crystal Clear

    Posted
    RamblingRam65
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    This movies was actually a surprise to me, I bought it on a whim and a good price $7.99 and I throughly enjoyed the movie and I believe anyone looking for a good over all movie couldn't go wrong in purchasing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It was a great movie

    Posted
    MAW514
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    I thought is was good not too far off from the tv show. It lived up to my expectation. I was not disappointed. I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about buying it or just likes drama movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    horrible movie

    Posted
    Babage

    I never watched the series and this may be why i hate the movie. It had no action, it was just basically one long investigation that led to one final fight that lasted all of 3 minutes. To me the fighting scene was poorly done.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    FARRELL AND FOXX

    Posted
    Juno

    MIAMI VICE WAS A GREAT ALL AROUND MOVIE.. ALL AROUND...BUT AS FAR AS ACTION IT WAS OKAY...OVERALL THE ACTORS STARPOWER HELPED THIS MOVIE ALOT..LOVE THE CHEMISTY BETWEEN THEM..GREAT MOVIE

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    had to own this!

    Posted
    jimbo69
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    I bought the complete set Miami Vice TV show on Blu-ray so mind as well own this movie adaptation directed by Michael Mann. Great film!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern Miami Vice!

    Posted
    SmurfOnABoat
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    If you liked the 80s series then you will appreciate this modern flick. One of my favorite movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic

    Posted
    thejackel
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    Maybe not as good as the seres was, but still a good film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Lonewolf
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    This is totally a family movie. Loved it from start to finish

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't watch

    Posted
    CallawayMan

    This movie had great potential but it ended up to be terrible. I could not wait for it to end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorites!

    Posted
    Krissy
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    From the very beginning to the end lots of action!

    I would recommend this to a friend