SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Transformers: Last Knight
    2. Cars 3
   3. The Mummy
  4. Wonder Woman
 5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
6. Alien: Covenant


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
     3. Willow
    4. The Ghost and the Darkness
   5. An American Tail
  6. The Wind and the Lion
 7. Doctor Strange
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
       3. Titanic
      4. Avatar
     5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    6. Gladiator
   7. Star Wars: A New Hope
  8. Animal Farm
 9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
Home Page
Unlawful Entry
(1992)
Album Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, Performed, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Douglass Fake

Additional Performances by:
Mike Fisher
Ralph Grierson
Judd Miller
Ian Underwood
Labels Icon
LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Intrada Records
(November 24th, 1992)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release, but completely out of print as of 2000.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE




Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)



   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... only if you are the most ambitious collector of James Horner's work and wish to hear a stark title theme featuring progressions of tragedy that foreshadow John Ottman's later suspense methods.

Avoid it... if Horner's sparse, mostly synthetic suspense music of the 1980's and associated, generic, low-key thriller techniques don't hold your interest, for both aspects of that writing are at work in this bland effort.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #933
WRITTEN 6/27/98, REVISED 11/7/11
Shopping Icon
BUY IT



Horner
Horner
Unlawful Entry: (James Horner) An interesting premise occupies Unlawful Entry, one that elevates the 1992 film beyond its expected restraints in the cheap thriller category and thrusts it into one of social drama. A man and his wife, a typical, loving suburban couple consisting of Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe, are set up in a false burglary attempt on their home and are tricked into relying upon the assistance of a police officer to protect them. The cop is a psycho with a nice good-guy look about him, however, and Ray Liotta does his best to outperform his previous efforts in exactly the same kind of role. As the corrupt officer works his way into this couple's lives and eventually lands the husband in jail, viewers are meant to fear for the innocently vulnerable wife, who not only fails to see this train of passion steaming towards her, but even gets herself into the "woman in creepy dark house by herself" kind of scenarios by the end of film. Until that all-too-familiar end, the film is somewhat intelligent, but the stereotypical climax is a disappointment for fans of director Jonathan Kaplan, whose crowning achievement, The Accused, and his other films seem to excel at perpetuating scenes of fear and confusion. For a project that would seem a perfect fit for the likes of composer Christopher Young, especially after Hider in the House not long before, mainstream star James Horner instead took the assignment. The year of 1992 was one that kept Horner away from the large orchestral ensembles with which he had made his fame, with several projects consisting totally of (or being dominated by) electronics. Very much like Thunderheart, Unlawful Entry would be built upon Horner's keyboarding and four assistant musicians performing solo instruments. Despite the ensemble of five performers, however, the array of electronics is clearly at the heart of Unlawful Entry, a grating edge that defies the sanctity of the home. The reason for this sound is most likely due to budgetary constraints, for there are parts of the score that would clearly sound superior (as was the case with The Name of the Rose) had an orchestra been employed for the performance. The result is a score that is generally considered by Horner collectors to be, in a competition with Bopha! and Jade, his worst effort of the 1990's.



Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
162 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.48 Stars
***** 22 5 Stars
**** 22 4 Stars
*** 24 3 Stars
** 38 2 Stars
* 56 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
3 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments
Review at Movie Wave
Southall - July 21, 2015, at 1:26 p.m.
1 comment  (274 views)
better than a sleep pill
Sucklefish - April 11, 2008, at 8:05 p.m.
1 comment  (1582 views)
What about Flightplan?
Personman - October 1, 2005, at 6:59 p.m.
1 comment  (2314 views)
More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 35:18
• 1. Main Title (3:14)
• 2. Intruder (2:08)
• 3. Being Watched (5:42)
• 4. Leon's Death (3:01)
• 5. Drug Bust (3:06)
• 6. Bail Denied (2:26)
• 7. Pete's Passion (11:15)
• 8. End Credit (4:22)

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes no extra information about the score or film.
Copyright © 1998-2017, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from Unlawful Entry are Copyright © 1992, Intrada Records and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 6/27/98 and last updated 11/7/11.
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload