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

Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 84 The Insider
Lowest Metascore: 14 The Keep
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
16 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
51 Blackhat Jan 16, 2015 Director / Producer / Screenplay / Story 5.2
49 Texas Killing Fields Oct 14, 2011 Producer 6.4
70 Public Enemies Jul 1, 2009 Director / Producer / Screenplay 7.2
49 Hancock Jul 2, 2008 Producer / Executive / Executive #2 6.5
56 The Kingdom Sep 28, 2007 Producer 6.2
65 Miami Vice Jul 28, 2006 Director / Producer / Written By 5.5
77 The Aviator Dec 17, 2004 Producer 8.2
71 Collateral Aug 6, 2004 Director / Producer 8.6
75 Baadasssss! May 28, 2004 Executive Producer 8.7
65 Ali Dec 25, 2001 Director / Producer / Screenplay 6.4
84 The Insider Nov 5, 1999 Director / Producer / Written By 8.8
76 Heat Dec 15, 1995 Director / Producer / Written By 8.9
76 The Last of the Mohicans Sep 25, 1992 Director / Producer / Screenplay 8.0
78 Manhunter Aug 22, 1986 Director / Screenplay 8.0
14 The Keep Dec 16, 1983 Director / Screenplay 4.3
78 Thief Mar 27, 1981 Director / Executive Producer / Screen Story / Screenplay 8.9