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While Edelstein and Scott may have been swept away by Miami Vice, Observer film critic Rex Reed is decidedly less enthusiastic, calling the picture "crummy, pointless, and brain dead." Why such a disproportionate reaction? Perhaps Reed found director Michael Mann's visual style too hard-charging. He might have been offended by the script's frank, racist language. Or, you know, maybe he was just having a bad day.

On the Town [NYO]
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