Soundtrack
 

Reclaim

Musical Score By: Inon Zur

Songs By: Edgardo Monserrat

Distributed by: Silva Screen Records


Reviewed by Melissa Minners

 

                In the dramatic thriller Reclaim, Ryan Phillippe and Rachelle Lefevre are Steven and Shannon, a young couple who want to have children.  Unable to conceive one of their own, they decide to adopt an orphan from Haiti named Nina (Briana Roy).  They travel to Puerto Rico to complete the final stage of the adoption, but while there, Nina disappears from her bedroom.  When the adoption agency also disappears, Steven and Shannon realize they have been taken in by a reclaiming scam.  But these young would be parents aren't willing to give up so easily and neither are their enemies (John Cusack, Jacki Weaver).

                The musical score of Reclaim was created by Israeli-American composer Inon Zur, who began his musical career at an early age, attempting to composer harmonies with his mother's singing at the age of five.  By ten, he already knew how to play the French horn and the piano and was studying composition.  Emigrating to America in 1990, Inon Zur began composing for film and television in 1994 and created musical scores for Yellow Lotus, Digimon, Power Rangers and its various spinoffs, Au Pair, Rusty: A Dog's Tale and more.  He has also created numerous scores for video games, including Star Trek: Klingon Academy, Men of Valor, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, Everquest II, Prince of Persia, Fallout and more.

                The Reclaim Soundtrack features tracks of piano, string and percussion based musical score intermingled with fun Hispanic tracks by Edgardo Monserrat.  The songs help to remind us of the movie's locale while the score describes the drama taking place in the movie.  At first, the score is quite beautiful, depicting the joy of becoming parents, but the tracks become darker as the young couple lose Nina and discover they've been had.  The music becomes more action-based as the couple fights to escape the bad guys and get Nina back.  Once the action starts to take place, the musical score is no longer cut by songs.  It's all intense action and suspense until the very end track, Fighting the World, a beautiful song about a young woman fighting the world to find her way in life.

                I found listening to the Reclaim Soundtrack to be quite an enjoyable experience, a mix of beauty, exotic fun and danger.  I actually found myself wanting to know what happens in this film and plan on checking out the movie as soon as I can - this is the mark of a good soundtrack, one that makes you want to see the film the music was created for.  The Reclaim Soundtrack is definitely worth the listen.

 

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