Review Detail8.5 6 10
TV-to-Movie October 05, 2014 3769
(Updated: March 02, 2022)
Cliche-ridden and packed-to-the-brim with FM radio staples, Miami Vice turns out to nevertheless (or because of those factors) work brilliantly in this TV-to-movie form. This edit doesn't exactly feel like a feature film, but rather a couple of pilots or TV movies stitched together. For newcomers who might be taken aback by how gritty and cinematic this show really is, it's more than enough to help one get over plot threads that might have been seen many times before, thanks to the craft of Michael Mann and the powerful performances by the leads. Miami Vice is a neon nightmare and the barely-above-VHS quality of this edit actually added to its 80s appeal for me. I can hardly wait to watch the next installment in this trilogy. Anyone who loves 70s cop procedurals and 90s breakthrough network dramas like X-Files and West Wing owe it to themselves to see this evolutionary step between those two eras.
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