Tuesday, August 1, 2006



Colin Farrell: Detective James “Sonny” Crockett
Jamie Foxx: Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs
Naomie Harris: his girlfriend Detective Trudy Joplin
Gong Li: Isabella, the drug dealer's associate
Luis Tosar: Arcángel de Jesäs Montoya the dealer

To be fair it’s not a bad movie, but anyone expecting to see an updated version of the original TV show will be disappointed. About the only thing they have in common is the name. In fact it is just one more movie about the underworld drug scene; this time set in Miami.

Like many movies of this type it is shot in dark, gritty, blurry fashion (so it’s often difficult to make out what is going on) with rapid-fire dialog filled with incomprehensible cops and robber’s jargon. And of course the plot is purposely confusing with bad guys outwitting the good guys (or is it the other way around?).

However there are two main problems:
 it goes on for far too long (at 2 hours and 10 minutes)
 and it’s not very thrilling (truth be told it's somewhat boring)

for strong violence, language (some f-words) and some sexual content (hardly worth mentioning)

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