Our Man Flint (1966)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 28
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 5
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James Coburn stars as super-spy Derek Flint in this action comedy which takes the tongue-in-cheek wit of the James Bond series and shifts it into high gear. Flint is an ultra-sophisticated operative of international intelligence agency Z.O.W.I.E. He's a master of martial arts, electronic gadgetry (his cigarette lighter can perform 83 special functions), languages both human and animal (he can communicate with dolphins in a pinch), and even gives ballet lessons to the dancers of the Bolshoi. So
Jan 16, 1966 Wide
Jul 16, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Lee J Cobb
Michael St. Clair
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To the extent that Our Man Flint works, it does so due to its tossed-off wit...and the sheer oddity of Coburn, the toothy, gangly character actor who nevertheless charms his way into stardom here with laid-back cool. [Blu-ray]
The plot is the usual hokum and Edward Mulhare isn't really eccentric enough to compete in the villainy stakes, but Coburn is plainly enjoying himself so much, and the trimmings are so stylish, that it's impossible not to enjoy.
The script is loaded with holes and the direction is tired, but the film is still one of the better Bond spoofs.
Coasts along on two things: Coburn's incredible charm, and the dazzlement of a film that plays like it was built from the ground up to capture everything aesthetically and socially that defined 1965.
The best of the spy-spoof bunch ... a hyper-kitschy and entertaining time capsule starring James Coburn as a Bond surrogate played so straight you could shave with him.
The best of the pre-Austin Powers spy spoofs, with sharp writing and plenty of Bond allusions.
Dated now, but so cool back in early James Bond era
Bright spy spoof.
Pretty neat spy spoof.
Chauvinism CAN be entertaining.
...may look dated in its gaudy, mod fashions and architecture, its swinging sixties lifestyle, and its chintzy special effects, but that's its charm.
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