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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

tomatometer

45

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 76
Fresh: 34 | Rotten: 42

High-brow humorists doing low-brow humor never hit their stride.

42

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 24
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 14

High-brow humorists doing low-brow humor never hit their stride.

audience

42

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 56,744

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Movie Info

Would you believe Hugh Grant as a violent Mafioso from Kansas City? Don't worry if you can't: that's part of the joke in this romantic comedy. Michael Felgate (Hugh Grant) is a British expatriate living in Manhattan who runs a successful auction house dealing in rare and valuable art. When Michael meets Gina (Jeanne Tripplehorn), he's immediately smitten, and three months later he asks for her hand in marriage. Gina, however, tells Michael that she could never marry him because of her family.

PG-13,

Comedy

Adam Scheinman, Robert Kuhn

Dec 28, 1999

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All Critics (94) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (42) | DVD (12)

Brings an enlivening wit to a comedy of culture collision!

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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Mickey Blue Eyes has most of the ingredients in place for another one of those married-to-the-mob comedies, but the central character has to hold it together, and Hugh Grant is wrong for the role.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Mickey is a limply derivative, disappointingly trivial and hokey fish-out-of-water crime comedy!

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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Messy movie. Not much for teens here.

December 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The love story is ill-served by all directly involved.

November 24, 2009 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Gets bogged down in the kind of tangled-web humor that should have died out with Three's Company.

July 18, 2008 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

As a moviegoer, I never dreamed I would yearn for Leslie Nielsen.

June 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

The film is as insulting as taking the queen to the Olive Garden.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Mickey Blue Eyes begins with hints of originality, only to end up on the trite and true low road.

January 1, 2000
Citysearch

A depressingly vacuous star vehicle!

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

Barely distinguishable from other recent mob flicks like Analyze This.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Without Hugh Grant, Mickey Blue-Eyes would be close to unwatchable!

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

The characters are simply not defined well enough to get the comedy going.

January 1, 2000 Full Review
Citadel Broadcasting

Didn't they already make this movie about 100 times already?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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much of its material was already covered six months ago in the snappier 'Analyze This,' making 'Mickey' look like a weak imitation.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Any film that has twenty minutes in which the only humor stems from Hugh Grant's inability to say such Mafioso terms as 'fuggedaboutit'--that is a movie with problems.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com
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Audience Reviews for Mickey Blue Eyes

Fish out of water story has one good bit: Grant's attempts at a Lower East Side New York accent. You can skip the rest.
July 23, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

Quite sweet and quite funny, not really a great film but a guilty pleasure and when you?ve had to sit through all the chick flicks I?ve been forced to over the years, it?s not so bad!
September 29, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

One of my favourite Comedies, which seems to include half the Sopranos cast. This is a real funny take on the Gangster genre, with some hilarious moments. The contrast of the ever so straight and wimpy Hugh Grant right in the middle of a big crime family has some funny implications.
August 19, 2009
76Majikat

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saw bits of it gd from wot i watched
September 14, 2007
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