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July 30, 2006

Miami Vice

Miami_vice_ver6 Michael Mann ridiculously attempts to inflate an episode of his ‘80s TV show into a feature length ballad of undercover ennui, lust and bloody intimidation. Innumerable yawns follow as Dade County detectives Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) engage to break up a massive international drug operation by passing themselves off as "fast-boat" drug traffickers to Colombian drug lord Montoya (Luis Tosar). Sonny strikes up a romantic dalliance with gangster moll Isabella (Gong Li) while Ricardo keeps his inter-department romantic interest so close that the bad guys kidnap her. Spiffy clothes, fancy boats, and exotic locations add nothing to Mann’s banal exercise in style over content. Colin Farrell mumbles in different accents and Jamie Foxx poses like he’s on an extended photo shoot for GQ magazine. Boring.
Rated R. 135 mins. (D+) (One Star)

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