Miami Vice

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Product Overview

Based on the 1980's TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives crockett and tubbs as their respective personal and profeessional lives become dangerously intertwined.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 203173688
UPC 025192802324
UPC 14 00025192802324
Format DVD
Release Date 5/13/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Farrell,Colin
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Cast & Crew
Anthony Yerkovich - Based On TV Series By
Anthony Yerkovich - Executive Producer
Colin Farrell - Actor
Dion Beebe - Cinematographer
Jamie Foxx - Actor
John Murphy - Original Music By
Justin Theroux - Actor
Michael Mann - Director
Michael Mann - Screenplay
Naomie Harris - Actor
Paul Rubell - Editor
Wayne Morris - Producer
William Goldenberg - Editor
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review "MTV cops" was the note scribbled by the late NBC exec Brandon Tartikoff that famously inspired "Miami Vice," and while the music and color palette have changed (black, it seems, is the new pastel), writer-director Michael Mann has refreshingly revived the series largely intact. Unlike most TV-to-movie transitions, Mann returns to his roots and delivers what amounts to a slightly overblown episode, brimming with style and characteristically short on substance...Cinematically, it's territory Mann knows well -- from "Thief" early in his career to "Heat" to the more recent TV series "R.H.D./LA" -- and that mastery of brooding atmosphere buoys what would otherwise be an utterly by-the-numbers crime drama.
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Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review The two best words to describe the 2006 motion picture Miami Vice are "stylish" and "intense." One of those descriptors without the other could lead one to suspect a pretentious bore or a pointless exercise in action but, by pairing them, writer/director Michael Mann has crafted a gripping, visually interesting motion picture that doesn't fail on the basis of its needlessly convoluted plot and its hit-or-miss character arcs. As police dramas go, Miami Vice never loses its audience, in part because it is unpredictable (you never feel like anyone, even the lead characters, is destined to survive the proceedings) and in part because it never slows down...The best way to view this new Miami Vice is as something unconnected to its previous incarnation. That way, this version and the new interpretations of the actors can be allowed to stand on their own. As cop movies go, Miami Vice does interesting things with unoriginal material. This is to its credit - movies with more have failed, while this one succeeds on the basis of its fervor and immediacy. It's not the ultimate as either a cop movie or a TV adaptation, but it's better than average in both categories.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource The Village Voice
Review Michael Mann's Miami Vice is like a car that's been stripped of everything but its two bucket seats and rebuilt from the ground up. The protagonists are a pair of detectives named Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and a cover of Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" finds its way onto the soundtrack, but so little else about the film evokes the 1984-89 television series that the title seems almost perverse...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: The characters scarcely have personalities; they are nearly soulless nocturnal warriors. But watching them go about their deadly serious business nevertheless puts you in a state of high anxiety...Mann has done something transformative with Farrell: The Irish actor has never had this much charisma and natural authority in a role, and as he navigates that gray area between Crockett's real identity and his fabricated one, revealing subtle fissures in the character's cocksure facade, he's fascinating to watch. But it's not often enough noted that Mann is the creator of many strong female characters, and Gong's Isabella may be the most complex he has dreamt up since Tuesday Weld's tragic Jessie in his debut feature, Thief.
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Reviewer Scott Foundas
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Rated R, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Farrell,Colin
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
David Edelstein, New York Magazine It's a sensational trip -- gorgeous, gaga.
Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail Sensual and scary, the movie is so visually textured you feel as though you're brushing against the screen.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...a crime story that sizzles with action, sex and the visceral jolt of life on the edge...
Brian Lowry, Variety ...Mann has refreshingly revived the series largely intact...[the film is] brimming with style...
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun ...sheds the series' famous and influential pastel look and plunges its cast of villains and warriors into the 21st century.
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