Movie: Miami Vice (Unrated Director’s Cut)
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Where to start? Overall, Miami Vice the film captured the theme of the TV show very well. Reading some of the reviews at the time of the theatrical release, I think most people tend to forget that the TV show did have a dark tone to it, yet some of reviewers seemed to think the movie lacked enough action to be an action flick and toiled too long in darkness to be a serious drama. Writer/Director Michael Mann seemed to take the brunt of the criticism with comparisons to his other works.
If I can find fault with the Miami Vice, Jaime Foxx was obviously restrained in his roll at Tubbs – which given what he has been able to do on screen in other films was disappointing. Colin Farrell was decent in his roll as Crockett, but the supporting cast really brought the film to life.
I’ve watched Miami Vice twice now and will admit that the second time through did improve the viewing. If you caught it in the theaters and were on the fence, I’d recommend giving it a second look. With repeat viewability being part of my score, it added the .5 to my rating which would have otherwise been a 3.