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Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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The Black Windmill commits the one crime no thriller can be pardoned for. It's not thrilling. It's also terribly passive and static, and Siegel directs Caine almost to a standstill.
Terrific spy thriller that however is not without its flaws.
A standard 70ies spy/pulp thriller featuring Michael Caine, and this movie would have been long forgotten already and lost in the abyss of film history if it was not for Michael Caine taking the lead.
The script & direction are average and on the level of a back-to-back episode of Mission: Impossible or Get Smart, I would even dare say, probably not even as good as that. The script jumps right into the blood involving your run-of-the-milll ingredients for a spy thriller, stolen diamonds, kindapping, intrigue, MI5 and of course nudity and some random violence, without ever taking off. As I said before, the direction is unimaginative and very dull, expect nothing but camera totals and no changes in editing or pace or anything else that would turn up the tension.
Unless you are a huge fan of Michael Caine, who was the reason why I picked this up, you should give this one a definite pass. And even Caine's performance ability has seen better days.
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