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Murder, mayhem & bloodshed set to music sums up Lorne Balfe's 'Bad Boys For Life' score / Irish Film Critic

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"It's strong, loud, repetitive and fitting but not very memorable."

Old-school cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett team up to take down the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel. Newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department along with Mike and Marcus go up against the ruthless Armando Armas.

The score for "Bad Boys for Life" says it all. Composed by Lorne Balfe, who has a long resume of movie scores reflecting the more violent side of life, this movie score accurately and definitively delineates the crushing brutality of the film. Balfe invokes percussion to pound out the six-beat recurring theme and brings in repeating complementary bongo-like background drums that add an almost reggae or Jamaican resonance.

Balfe, a veteran of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions, has received high praise and many accolades for his film and TV scores such as "Mission Impossible – Fallout," "The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" and "Genius" (TV) for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

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