|Conducted by James Horner. Orchestration by James Horner, Randy Kerber, Bruce Babcock, Eddie Karam, Jon Kull, Conrad Pope and David Slonaker. Synth programming by Ian Underwood and Randy Kerber. Ethnic woodwinds by Tony Hinnigan and Kazu Matsui. Guitar solos by Dean Parks and George Doering. Principal horn, James Thatcher. Principal trumpet, David Washburn. Recorded and mixed by Simon Rhodes at Todd-AO Scoring Stage, Studio City, California.
|"Phil Meheux's lustrous cinematography injects a nostalgic touch of Old Hollywood glamour, as does James Horner's billowy score."
David DiCerto, Catholic News Service
"While James Horner's overwrought music thunders away on the soundtrack, the moviemakers try to ensure that their zillion-dollar investment herds everyone into the tent."
Bill Gallo, SF Weekly
"Many of the same collaborators have returned for The Legend of Zorro, including director Martin Campbell, cinematographer Phil Meheux, production designer Cecilia Montiel and composer James Horner, reprising his swoony 10-note signature theme like there's no tomorrow."
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Shot in Mexico, it's also a handsome recreation of the Old West, from the impeccable costumes to lavish haciendas. James Horner's score, by contrast, often sounds too florid, even by his standards, except for the moment when Zorro rides into the sunset..."
Brian Lowry, Variety
"All the while, James Horner's stampeding pseudo-Spanish score huffs and puffs, working overtime to conjure a bullfighters' marathon."
Stephen Holden, New York Times