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Miami Vice (2006)

Director:
Michael Mann
COUNTRY
USA/Germany
GENRE
Action/Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Miami Vice
RUNNING TIME
134 minutes
Producer:
Pieter Jan Brugge
Michael Mann
Screenwriter (based on the tv-series):
Michael Mann


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sonny Crockett Colin Farrell
Rico Tubbs Jamie Foxx
Isabella Gong Li ˝
Jesús Montoya Luis Tosar
Trudy Joplin Naomie Harris ˝
Larry Zito Justin Theroux ˝
Alonso Stevens John Hawkes

 

Review

Hard and edgy rendition of the popular, era-defining 80s series of the same name. Mann, who produced in excess of 100 episodes of the legandary series, has not been very faithful to the style and tone that made "Miami Vice" popular in the first place. The names and ethnic backgrounds have been kept when it comes to the two main characters, but that's about it. Jamie Foxx brings more substance to his Tubbs, but Colin Farrell is no Don Johnson - for better or worse.

Michael Mann's direction is atmospheric and gloomy as usual. He directs action like few others, and there are a couple of breathtakingly realistic scenes - including the final showdown where we are brought closer to the smell of gun powder than most fiction films have managed before. However, the film remains static when it comes to character development and boasts a very unconvincing romance between Farrell and Li. As with Collateral, Michael Mann brings a lot of style but too little substance.

Copyright © 3.12.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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