Not a bad film, but it could’ve been better.
When I watched this film a few weeks ago for some inspiration for an animation project I was doing, I was pretty impressed by what direction director Michael Mann went with the film. I was impressed by the acting from Jamie Foxx (Tubbs) and Colin Farrell (Crockett), the action and the soundtrack. I was kinda impressed by the film’s story but I thought it could be better, and I thought that the films version of Tubbs wasn’t as cynical as he was in the show. I also was pretty disappointed with how the movie didn’t have a version of the show’s theme.
Warning: the movie can get very violent, mainly in the scenes where a character commits suicide by going in front of a semi-truck and the final shootout with the .50 caliber sniper rifle. The violence also includes Tubbs shooting a drug dealer at close range with a grenade launcher with a lot of blood shown. There’s also a lot of talk about drug dealings and prostitution. In my opinion, I think that the movie can be alright for a 13 year old with a parent present and a 15 year old by him or her self.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking