Miami Vice (2006)
Germany / English
"No Law "Based on the 1980's TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.
I'd Rather Watch The DVDs Any Day Of The Week!
First let me say that I am a huge fan of the series. Without a doubt it
always has been my favorite television series of all time, so with
Michael Mann helming their movie-make, my expectations were very high.
Too high I fear, because I left this film disappointed. First the
actors. Collin Farrell did a good Sonny, who stole the spotlight of the
picture, along with foil/love interest Isabella (Gong Li). I did miss
the house boat and the pet gator though. After those two, everybody
else, including Jamie Foxx's Ricardo Tubbs, were little more than after
thoughts. Foxx played his character far too low key and missed the cool
Caribbean vibe Phillip Michael Thomas brought to the television role.
In this film, Foxx was little more than a sex scene and a prop to
propel Sonny's story forward. The action itself was good, but not
great. There was a fast pace, as any Miami Vice story should have, but
after all was said and done, I just didn't feel the film did justice to
such a ground-breaking television show. After leaving the theater, I
remembered why I stay away from movie adaptations of favorite comics
and television shows. All hype, not enough substance. I think I will go
sit down with my Miami Vice Season II DVD now, and watch the characters
I really love...
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