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Don Johnson in Cold in July

The Don Johnson revival is long overdue, and several presumptive motivators for one — even the classic Quentin Tarantino role — haven’t made it happen like they should. But he’s never been better, more absurdly watchable and effortlessly entertaining, than he is in Jim Mickle’s ‘80s-style action noir; Johnson roars into the picture halfway through as loudly as the red Cadillac that carries him, perfectly counterbalancing the uncertainty of Michael C. Hall and the quiet menace of Sam Shepard. It’s the kind of role that seems designed to steal the movie, and Johnson is more than up to the task.