i borrowed the dvd of this film from our local library a while back and was very impressed with both the film and the score. what really hooked me was the recurring theme which was introduced during the scene in which harry pendel is seen during the opening credits cutting a piece of cloth into a suit (which itself was pretty impressive). the rest of the score i found very appropriate and i feel it made what could have been a mediocre film into a very good film indeed. how i personally gauge a film's soundtrack is whether or not i remember it and i was humming the music from the tailor of panama for days after first seeing it. i've since purchased it and it is a highlight of my collection. one thing i noticed about it was that, unlike some scores, i don't once recall the music overpowering the action onscreen, something that i find rare. i found the score managed to effectively transport the viewer into the film and keep him/her there.