96 Minutes Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score 96 Minutes by Kurt Farquhar.
“It is interesting in parts, but not enough to convince me that this is great stuff.”
96 Minutes tells a startling tale of of young people whose lives are slammed together in a shocking moment. Inter cutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurdle toward a life-changing end. It’s directed by Aimee Lagos and starring Brittany Snow, Evan Ross and Sharon Morris. The score is composed by Kurt Farquhar.
|1. Starting the Day||80|
|2. Just Trust Me||80|
|3. You Shot Her in the Head||60|
|4. Holding It Together||80|
|5. Fifty Points||60|
|6. Help Me||60|
|7. Wasn’t There to Protect Him||60|
|8. Paths Colliding||100|
|9. Give Me the Gun||60|
|10. Getting Jacked||60|
|11. She Died||80|
Kurt Farquhar has been composing for films and television since 1992 and yet most people have not heard of him. He is an American composer who has been on a musical journey from Chicago to France. He is a four-time BMI award winner for most performed music on prime-time television. in 96 Minutes, released by Moviescore Media we finally get our proper introduction with Kurt. It starts off nice and easy with ‘Starting the Day’ using just a few reverse instruments to perhaps illustrate time like Harry Gregson-Williams did in Deja Vu.
After the opening we get into the meat of the score with a lot more punch like ‘You Shot Her in the Head’ which has a great start, but fizzles away into mediocrity at the end. It goes from “thinking” cues like ‘Holding it Together’ to more dark and grittier tracks like ‘Getting Jacked’ which is what you would expect from a thriller.
It is interesting in parts, but not enough to convince me that this is great stuff. It’s a typical thriller score with the usual ingredients like tense music, “thinking” themes and dark/moody material. Outside of that, there’s not a lot more to say about this. Get it if you are a completist or just want someone new to listen to.
GEEK SCORE: 70.9
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