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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Miami Blues
Director: George Armitage
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Fred Ward, Nora Dunn

An anarchistic crime caper about an impulsive and volatile thug who goes a step too far when he mugs a police detective and steals his badge, gun and dentures. There are moments of hilarity in this clunky film, but it struggles to strike a balance between laughs and bloodshed. And so does Alec Baldwin in the lead. He tries to play "Junior" as likeably wacky, but the character simply doesn't have any redeeming features.