First off, let me say that the only reason I watched this movie is because it was free and there was nothing else to do. Miami Vice was a real stinker. Perhaps that isn’t the right word… maybe crapfest is more to the point.
Seriously, a free movie should not make you feel cheated… but this bit of celluloid trash not only wasn’t worth the price of admission, but made me feel dirty for consenting to sit through it. Colin Farrell‘s accent went in and out throughout the film, Jaime Foxx, who has proven he can act, just phoned this one in, and the rest of the cast was… well, forgettable. And don’t even get me started on the new Lt. Castillo. The biggest blame of all falls squarely on the shoulders of Michael Mann.
Not only did he overdirect, over-audio-enhance, and under-light the whole thing… his writing is horrible. Hey, I know Mann is not known for his writing skills, but this made some of his earlier debacles seem watchable. An average episode of the old Miami Vice TV show seems like Shakespeare compared to this mindless crud. Boo hiss, Mr. Mann!
Yeah it is crap with a capital CRAP! Gone is the coolness of Crockett and Tubbs. Gone are the hotties and the whole Miami scene. Even the fast cars and boats were only cameos at best – of less importance that pimping Bacardi and all the other product placement. (I mean how many times do they have to mention the Mojito?)
Once again, let me say…boo hiss, Mr. Mann!
RATING 4 out of 10