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Mickey Blue Eyes

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

 MICKEY BLUE EYES

 

 

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 or funny.


Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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