“In The Air Tonight ”
“Ok But Could've Been Better”
“The Most Misunderstood Movie Of 2006 Period.”
“This Movie Is Just What The Old Show Needed.This Movie Is So Good It Actually Made Me Move To Miami Just Because Of All The Excitement.”
“Miami Vice Was My Favorite Show. So Far This Year, It's My Favorite Movie.”
Miami Vice, as entertaining as some of it is, is so cool that it's almost too cool. It takes the sin, and much of the juice, out of vice.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Mixing pop savvy with startling formal ambition, Michael Mann transforms a long, fairly predictable cop-show episode into a dazzling (and sometimes daft) Wagnerian spectacle.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
Many critics have found in Mann's films an excess of macho bluster. I can only say his power and exuberant self-belief expose the indentikit dullness of a hundred other meagre film-makers working with similar material.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
The worst news about Miami Vice is that Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, replacing Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in the key roles, don't hold a candle, a flashlight, a freakin' match to the original guys.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
The movie is seriously sexy and seriously entertaining.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
In a career marked by an obsession with the intricacies of law enforcement and criminal activity, this may be Mann's most brutally efficient policier yet.
Scott Foundas - Village Voice
Miami Vice is the last of the predicted summer blockbusters, and it delivers a reasonable amount of popcorn excitement.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
It might be an empty vessel, but it zooms.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
The new Miami Vice movie is not designed to leave audiences in a partying mood. On its own terms, though, it's frequently worthy of cheers.
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
The film, like its oddly rumbling sky, promises more than it ever delivers. Granted, it can look cool. But more often, as we wait for the lightning that never arrives, it frustrates.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. It's a sensational trip -- gorgeous, gaga.
David Edelstein - New York Magazine
This Miami Vice is a grim genre exercise -- fascinating, certainly, and impressive at times, but only intermittently enjoyable.
David Denby - New Yorker
While this Vice isn't in the same league as Mann's Collateral (2004) or Heat (1995), it's a gritty, ultra-dark thriller, and it contains two of the best 'kill shot' scenes in recent years.
Richard Roeper - Chicago Sun-Times
Miami Vice is a dazzler.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The pacing and proportion of Heat (1995) and the feeling for place and character evident in Collateral (2004) have been tossed aside for a routine plot in which vice cops Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx pose as drug dealers.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
Miami Vice, the movie, is an atmospheric muddle, as gorgeous and unintelligible as raven-haired stunner Gong Li.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
The plot is not overtaxing -- it's about guns, drugs and money -- because the real focus is the allure, danger and alienation of hiding behind an assumed identity.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Compared with Mann's other films, Miami Vice lacks the slam-bang set pieces of Heat and the human dynamic of Collateral.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
I enjoyed Mr. Mann's new Miami Vice from its first ravishing frame to the last, but I can't say that very much of it made sense -- but then, neither do the daily headlines.
Andrew Sarris - New York Observer
Miami Vice is crummy, pointless and brain-dead. No revelation there. But I didn't expect it to be so boring.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
Vice revels in the creative latitude that an R-rated feature provides without departing from the show's rudimentary structure.
Brian Lowry - Variety
The antidote to M:i:III, Pirates II and every other circus of coagulated stunts is Miami Vice, my favorite Hollywood movie of the summer so far.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
It works as well as it ever did. It works because Mann makes it work.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Miami Vice isn't perfect, but it is perfectly mesmerizing.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
Sensual and scary, the movie is so visually textured you feel as though you're brushing against the screen.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
This somber action picture bravely defies expectations and gives us something wholly new.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
It's a measure of Michael Mann's gift as a filmmaker that he manages to make stuff you'd never want to do in real life -- like grinding against Colin Farrell in a sweaty nightclub, or exchanging gunfire with Nazi supremacists -- seem strangely appealing.
Dana Stevens - Slate
As cop movies go, Miami Vice does interesting things with unoriginal material.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The visuals are arresting, but Michael Mann's update on the quintessentially '80s series is an otherwise glum and glummer proposition.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
It's so self-serious at times, it'll prompt you to laugh out loud at moments that aren't supposed to be funny. Which is a total letdown because, theoretically, this is Michael Mann's pure, true vision.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
Mann is good at action, especially when it comes to surprises -- the sudden blossoming of blood behind a gunned-down bad guy, the mighty explosion that we aren't expecting.
Richard Schickel - TIME Magazine
If you're looking for a crime story that sizzles with action, sex and the visceral jolt of life on the edge, Miami Vice is the one.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
While the moviemaking in Miami Vice is impeccable as always, its story finally turns out to be too flimsy a reed to support all of the weight put on it.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Mann has no peer today when it comes to painting after-hours dread
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
Perhaps the first Michael Mann film to almost completely lack a human element; or rather, the human element it possesses is thin and unconvincing.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Gary Susman - Boston Phoenix
Michael Mann ridiculously attempts to inflate an episode of his '80s TV show into a feature length ballad of undercover ennui, lust and bloody intimidation.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
[The punchy] theatrical opening... doesn't so much lead viewers into the film as it injects them.
Rob Humanick - Stranger Song
No one, but no one does crime like Michael Mann.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
The Foxx-Farrell pairing can best be summed up by the first real Crockett-Tubbs scene in the film: on the rooftop of a club, on the phone... having separate conversations. The two share the frame and the on-set air but nothing else.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Michael Mann seems to have set out to extricate everything that made the show fun and original.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
A pointless exercise.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
No chemistry, no cool, no compelling characters, no air of urgency. Just a very average crime caper which fails to entertain the viewer on a gut, cerebral or superficial level. Not exactly your father's Miami Vice.
Kam Williams - Heritage Konpa Magazine
Matt McAllister - Future Movies UK
A highly satisfying piece of stylish pop entertainment.
Lewis Beale - Film Journal International
Note for Michael Mann fans: A thrilling new director's edition on DVD has 20 minutes of new footage.
Pete Hammond - Maxim
Don R. Lewis - Soundwaves Cinema