“What typically nails me to my chair on the first viewing [of any Michaal Mann film] is mood, pure and simple, and Miami Vice holds to that pattern perfectly,” writes Ain’t It Cool‘s Drew McWeeny. (Drew calls it mood, I called it “fumes.”) “This is a smart, adult, demanding motion picture that may well be the most artistically successful translation from a TV show to the bigscreen. Although you won√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢t hear the Jan Hammer theme, and you won√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢t see any of the same fashions or even the same sort of stylization [o fthe ’80s TV series], this film perfectly captures the broken heart of the series, that sense of slipping into a world that corrupts even the best intentions. And the fact that the film fairly drips with cool doesn√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢t hurt a bit.”