Michael Mann

Biography: Director who has brought an impressive visual flair to TV and several feature films. After graduate work at the London Film School, he directed documentaries, commercials, and a short film, Juanpuri (1970), which won the Jury Prize at Cannes. Back in the United States, he worked as a writer on several TV dramas before receiving acclaim (and a cowriting Emmy) for the TV movie The Jericho Mile (1979), which he also directed. Mann made his feature debut as writer and director of Thief (1981), a stylish look at a professional thief (played by James Caan), and followed with the murky WW2 drama The Keep (1983). He returned to TV as executive producer of "Miami Vice" (1984-89), a slick cop series that redefined the way TV looked and sounded. He brought some of that same "high style" to his next feature, Manhunter (1986), a gripping thriller that was a precursor to Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs based on a Thomas Harris novel. After producing the TV series "Crime Story,"Director who has brought an impressive visual flair to TV and several feature films. After graduate work at the London Film School, he directed documentaries, commercials, and a short film, Juanpuri (1970), which won the Jury Prize at Cannes. Back in the United States, he worked as a writer on several TV dramas before receiving acclaim (and a cowriting Emmy) for the TV movie The Jericho Mile (1979), which he also directed. Mann made his feature debut as writer and director of Thief (1981), a stylish look at a professional thief (played by James Caan), and followed with the murky WW2 drama The Keep (1983). He returned to TV as executive producer of "Miami Vice" (1984-89), a slick cop series that redefined the way TV looked and sounded. He brought some of that same "high style" to his next feature, Manhunter (1986), a gripping thriller that was a precursor to Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs based on a Thomas Harris novel. After producing the TV series "Crime Story," Mann cowrote and directed The Last of the Mohicans (1992), a beautifully detailed adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's novel that, in true Mann fashion, became a visceral epic. He also executive produced The Band of the Hand (1986). Expand

Michael Mann's Scores

Highest Metascore: 97 Metroid Prime
Lowest Metascore: 79 Free Realms
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 game reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
97 Metroid Prime (GC) Nov 17, 2002 Retro Studios Producer / Retro Studios Producer 9.2
83 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (X360) Nov 16, 2005 Producer / Producer 8.5
83 Need for Speed: Shift (PC) Sep 15, 2009 Executive Producer / Executive Producer 5.8
79 Free Realms (PC) Apr 29, 2009 Item Designer / Item Designer 6.4