We've never, ever enjoyed any of the New York Times's film reviews, yet sometimes we are strangely compelled to read one or two. Which reminds us why we never, ever enjoy any of the New York Times's film reviews. Please enjoy this quote from A.O. Scott's review of Michael Mann's Miami Vice, a comparison so untopical and labored it could only come from a New York Times film review:
"[Colin] Farrell, however, is a movie star only in the sense that Richard Gephardt is president of the United States. He’s always looked good on paper, and he’s picked up some endorsements along the way — from Oliver Stone, Joel Schumacher and Terrence Malick, among others — but somehow it has never quite happened."