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," 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: 65
Highest Metascore: 84 The Insider
Lowest Metascore: 14 The Keep
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Cyber Jan 16, 2015 Director / Producer / Screenplay tbd
49 Texas Killing Fields Oct 14, 2011 Producer 6.4
70 Public Enemies Jul 1, 2009 Director / Producer / Screenplay 6.5
49 Hancock Jul 2, 2008 Producer / Executive / Executive #2 6.5
56 The Kingdom Sep 28, 2007 Producer 6.1
65 Miami Vice Jul 28, 2006 Director / Producer / Written By 5.6
77 The Aviator Dec 17, 2004 Producer 7.4
71 Collateral Aug 6, 2004 Director / Producer 7.7
75 Gettin' the Man's Foot Outta Your Baadasssss! May 28, 2004 Executive Producer 8.3
65 Ali Dec 25, 2001 Director / Producer / Screenplay 6.1
84 The Insider Nov 5, 1999 Director / Producer / Written By 8.7
76 Heat Dec 15, 1995 Director / Producer / Written By 8.7
76 The Last of the Mohicans Sep 25, 1992 Director / Producer / Screenplay 8.2
78 Manhunter Aug 22, 1986 Director / Screenplay 8.3
14 The Keep Dec 16, 1983 Director / Screenplay 10
78 Thief Mar 27, 1981 Director / Executive Producer / Screen Story / Screenplay tbd