After Collateral, Jamie Fox returns for this Michael Mann film. Co-starring with Colin Farrell, Fox plays Rico Tubbs and Farrell plays Sonny Crockett in a modern-day version of the 1980’s TV action-drama Miami Vice. Mann’s film has an artistic feel that makes his movies feel gritty and raw. This movie has a fly-on-the wall approach and you watch the drama and events unfold from scene to scene.
Miami Vice has more drama than action. The movie starts off slow and maintains at that level up until the last moments of the movie. Man does a great job of giving the classic TV show a nice modern day makeover, but it seems Mann has concentrated too much on his artistic approach to the movie rather than developing the characters in the movie or deepening plot.