Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)



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

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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. Crestfallen, Michael wants to find out what the trouble could be; and when he tracks down Gina's father Frank (James Caan), he discovers the nature of Gina's family problems: Frank is a Mafia kingpin, and several of Gina's previous boyfriends have met an ill fate trying to fit in with his criminal lifestyle. Frank, however, takes an immediate liking to Michael and asks him for a few small favors. Before long, Michael has inadvertently laundered mob money through his auction house and has to pass himself off to rival gangsters as Mickey Blue Eyes, a wiseguy from Kansas City. Mickey Blue Eyes was co-produced by Hugh Grant's significant other, Elizabeth Hurley, and directed by Kelly Makin, whose previous credits include the Kids in the Hall movie Brain Candy.

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Hugh Grant
as Michael Felgate
James Caan
as Frank Vitale
Jeanne Tripplehorn
as Gina Vitale
Burt Young
as Vito Graziosi
James Fox
as Philip Cromwell
Gerry Becker
as Agent Connel
Paul Lazar
as Ritchie Vitale
Scott Thompson
as FBI Agent Lewis
John Ventimiglia
as Johnny Graziosi
Mark Margolis
as Gene Morgansen
Chris McGinn
as Tourist
Aida Turturro
as Waitress
Ben Wang
as Chinese Waiter
Beatrice Winde
as Mrs. Horton
Helen Lloyd Breed
as Emily Basset
Sybil Lines
as Caroline Cromwell
Alexis Brentani
as Bridesmaid
Rose Caiola
as Bridesmaid
Joseph R. Gannascoli
as Gina's Doorman
John DiBenedetto
as Harold Green
Bruno Gioiello
as Technician
Rich Topol
as FBI Chief-Truck
Frank Senger
as Delivery Driver
Lori Tan Chinn
as Chinese Waitress
Marsha Dietlein
as Woman Customer
Steve Mellor
as FBI Chef Leader
John DiResta
as Traffic Cop
Ephraim Benton
as Boy Student
Ed Wheeler
as Reporter
Tony Sirico
as First Risolli Man
Lorri Bagley
as Antoinette
Joe Rigano
as Mr. Risolli
Andy Redmond
as FBI Chef
Stephen Dym
as Cromwell Employee
Shelagh Ratner
as Art Patron
Tom King
as Art Patron
Sara Colton
as Auction Bidder
Kevin Kean Murphy
as Auction Bidder
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Mickey Blue Eyes

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (24)

The second half is a mess, full of characters going off in directions we're not prepared for and rogue plot devices that seem either to have been planned for and then forgotten, or added as an afterthought.

January 1, 2000

Mickey is a limply derivative, disappointingly trivial and hokey fish-out-of-water crime comedy!

January 1, 2000

Eventually, the movie reaches a point where sheer plot contrivance is the only way out, and a lot of steam is lost when the FBI gets involved and the actual wedding ceremony approaches.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4
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January 1, 2000

Preposterously convoluted plot twists!

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Grant should consider hypnotic therapy to help him forget Mickey Blue Eyes!

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


saw bits of it gd from wot i watched

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

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