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5.0 out of 5 stars Eveyone has missed the boat, November 23, 2006
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Most of the reviewers of this movie have completely missed the point. If you go into it thinking you are going to see an over the top version of the show you watched growing up, you will be disappointed. If you take it for what it is, Michael Mann's updated vision of the show he created with no rules or censorship, you are in for a great ride. I found most reviews of this movie very irritating because they all compared it to the tv show. No one was willing to open up to something different. It is not the 80's anymore. The movie is set it present times. The Rolling Stone review nailed the point of the movie exactly (the only accurate review in my opinion). Mann's directing and use of HD cinematography are top notch and submerse you into a world of undercover narcotic cops. This isn't Bad Boys (even though I loved that film) and Michael Mann isn't Michael Bay. I agree with the other reviewer who stated that this film is not for the nascar group. There is so much going on that is does need multiple viewings to fully appreciate. If you pay attention and fully get the movie, you will agree that it is a awsome ride. The movie's climax alone was worth the price of admission.
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Initial post: Dec 10, 2009 11:32:12 AM PST
Anonymous says:
Great review until you smeared NASCAR fans as being stupid.

Stereotypes, feh.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 9:21:23 PM PDT
J Web says:
AMAZING REVIEW, nailed it 100% .. im showing it to a family member soon, and your description is spot on. and yea NASCAR fans are expandable. good review

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 5:16:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2013 5:16:27 AM PST
I need to see it again to fully appreciate the plot line. However, I will say this: Are they supposed to be cops or hit men? These seemed to be the cops from Hell! Shooting people, sexing the suspects, not to mention one another. In real life that would get a cop thrown off the department.

A. Nathaniel Wallace, Jr.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013 3:14:39 PM PDT
Gustave N. says:
Are you a NASCAR fan? Expandable? Really? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 5:29:05 PM PST
I agree Jessa, well put. This film is quite underrated/appreciated. And Michael Mann is very much on a different level than most directors; he's undeniably an auteur and the only director in my opinion that really has any business filming in digital. He truly knows the medium and makes wonderful use of it.

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 5:41:24 PM PST
Semour Butts says:
Yeah, probably (I mean "prolly") better off sticking to Talladega Nights in some of these cases.

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 4:25:58 PM PDT
I could not agree with you more. I am a huge Michael Mann fan from The Keep, Thief, Manhunter, etc. all the way through Heat, Ali, Collateral, Public Enemies, and THIS MOVIE! He is the Auteur of ACTION movies. I love it!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2014 4:27:36 PM PDT
They are undercover cops. Vice Squad. They are allowed a TON of room to operate. They go after the MAJOR busts, not the small timers. Basically, think Denzel's character in Training Day only not doing things illegally.
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