Miami Vice is an feature film based on the 1980's action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Stephanie Zacharek This somber action picture bravely defies expectations and gives us something wholly new.
Richard Roeper Mann is the master of nighttime digital photography, and he fills the screen with stunning images and some intricately choreographed shoot-out scenes that I just loved.
Andrew Sarris 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.
Geoff Andrew It's business as usual for Mann. Truly terrific.
Dana Stevens 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.
Jonathan Rosenbaum 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.
Stephen Hunter 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.
Rex Reed Miami Vice is crummy, pointless and brain-dead. No revelation there. But I didn't expect it to be so boring.
Christy Lemire 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.
Scott Foundas 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.
David Edelstein I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. It's a sensational trip -- gorgeous, gaga.
David Ansen Miami Vice delivers the thrills, atmosphere and romance it promises, but it doesn't resonate like major Mann.
Richard Schickel 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.
David Denby This Miami Vice is a grim genre exercise -- fascinating, certainly, and impressive at times, but only intermittently enjoyable.
Michael Rechtshaffen The visuals are arresting, but Michael Mann's update on the quintessentially '80s series is an otherwise glum and glummer proposition.
Brian Lowry Vice revels in the creative latitude that an R-rated feature provides without departing from the show's rudimentary structure.