Mickey Blue Eyes just
didn't work all the way for me.
Not that it was all bad: it had good acting,
with some good, funny parts and real mob-type underworld characters
that I liked a lot.
But I feel I've seen most of this in other
films, like Analyze This. In other words, nothing new
or fresh to offer.
Mickey Blue Eyes
is sort of Married to the Mob meets Analyze This. And
that's exactly what's wrong with it--it's so much like other
movies that it produces nothing fresh.
It's funny but vacuous. Do you think Hollywood
will ever find its writers?
This mob comedy misses the target and is
short on laugh lines, trying to blend comedy and drama.
The star has trouble being funny in a movie
with dead bodies. The plot complications are labored, clumsy,
and unconvincing. The tensions concocted between the stars wind
up as empty gestures, and--in my opinion--are not interesting