Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) are both working undercover in the heat of Florida, penetrating the dark, dollar-fuelled abyss of the drugs world. But as the temperature soars in Miami, Sonny gets romantically involved with Isabella (Gong Li) the wife of an arms and guns trafficker. Crockett and Tubbs are gradually pushed to the edge, and suddenly, the distinction between cops and player becomes dangerously blurred.
This film was so awful I had to leave the sofa and go and do the washing up to wake myself up. The characters were one dimensional - you didn't care what happened to them making following the plot even less interesting than it was already. I spent the first 10 minutes trying to work out whether it was set in he 80's or Colin Farrell's character was some kind of mullet lovin, polyester suited, handled barred freak and I'm sorry to say the latter. A shocking addition to Jamie Fox's resume - pretty standard for Colin's!
I used to watch Miami Vice series when it was on the telly. It was fun and adventerous. I was expecting to take the same excitement from the movie. However, the movie was boring and plot was awful. Not recommended.
Very disappointed. I used to love the Miami Vice series but this is nowhere near it! Firstly the entire film seems to revolve around 1 drugs deal, with no real twists and turns. I actually fell asleep for a while in the middle as I found it so boring. Another reason for my dislike is that the use of slang makes it difficult to understand what is going on, as does the poor sound quality. Not one of Michael Mann's best films.
This film was one of the worst 'action' films I have seen in a long time. The dialogue was dire and mumbledby the the actors almost as if they were embarassed by the lines. We managed to watch about 40 minutes and then turned it off.
Don't believe the bad reviews
- Miami Vice review by Tim from London
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Not half as bad as the critics claimed when it was released. Complex, intelligent and compulsive 'cops under cover' story - lots of twists and turns with great set peices and fantastic cinematogaphy (the real star of the film is Miami filmed at night). There are just 2 problems with the film. Firstly the three lead actors are poor - or in the case of Jamie Fox just too insignificant. Second the sound is terrible. It's really hard to hear what is being said - especially by Colin Farrell - I even had to turn on the English sub titles (even then I couldn't understand the slang!) Expect to work hard with this film and at times not understand what is going on - this is no 'Heat' but worth seeing nonetheless.