Review: Mickey Blue Eyes
3.5 / 5 Stars
It isn't advertised until you pop the lid on the CD that the filmmakers enlisted the talents of veteran composer Basil Poledouris and Wolfgang Hammerschmid. The score that these two put together for the film, which seems to be a trend recently in Hollywood, is as close to stereotypical as you could get to "mob music." It fits given that the film is a play on the stereotype, and adds to the atmosphere of the film that any good score would. Unfortunately, with the presentation here on the CD, the flow and continuity is broken by the somewhat out of sequence songs that appear in the film (the opening credit song shows up as track four on the CD).
It's not very memorable, but the score and the song selections fit the bill for the film, and are likeable in their moments on this CD. The odd little bonus track, "F****** Cookie!" would lead you to believe that we'd have some choice dialogue from that very funny restaurant scene, but it's actually just the background Chinese music. It seems a little out of place, but at least it's on the end of the CD. However, I think this is one of the few movies that could have benefited from dialogue snippets and choice quotes, but usually they are never used sparingly enough.