Rolling Stone - 05/03/1990
"...An intensely exciting slice of imagist pulp shrewdly attuned to the jumpy rhythms of its back-street milieu..."
USA Today - 04/10/1990
"...It boasts a welcome 'edge'..."
New York Times - 04/20/1990
"...MIAMI BLUES is best appreciated for the performances of its stars and for the kinds of funny, scene-stealing peripheral touches that keep it lively..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/19/1996
"...Baldwin's feral smolder makes it something to see..." -- Rating: B
Uncut - 10/01/2004
"Understated but genuinely sharp, MIAMI BLUES is one cult you may want to consider joining."
Junior (Alec Baldwin), an ex-con psychopath who sets twisted goals and achieves them at any cost, meets his match in Hoke Moseley (Fred Ward), a weather-beaten Miami detective who attempts to avenge Junior's antics when the lifelong criminal steals the detective's badge, gun, and even his false teeth and poses a Miami police officer. Along the way he also meets Susie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a hooker who wants to live happily ever after and unfolds another chapter in Junior's fast-paced life.
Junior, an ex-con fresh from prison, inadvertently causes the death of a Hare Krishna at the airport. He then meets and moves in with hooker/junior-college student Susie and embarks on a crime spree in Miami after stealing a the gun, badge, and false teeth of the detective assigned to his case.