Modesty Blaise (1966)
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as Modesty Blaise
as Willie Garvin
as Sir Gerald Tarrant
as Paul Hagan
as McWhirter/Sheik Abu Tahir
as Mrs. Fothergill
as Tattooed Man
as The Great Pacco
as Tyboria Captain
as Under Secretary
as Doorbell Ringer
Critic Reviews for Modesty Blaise
Not merely a spy spoof, based on a book and a comic strip about a femme James Bond type, the colorful production gives the horse laugh to many different film plots and styles.
under the non-stop stream of jokes lies a bitter edge of malice, directed not only against the genre itself but against a society which trusts its politicians and its generals.
Joseph Losey didn't really do frivolous. Which is probably why his attempt at spoofy pseudo-Bondery is so direly unfunny.
At a running time of just under two full hours, the boredom becomes as exaggerated as the wallpaper.
I waited 20 years to see this movie, and boy was I let down! Terence Stamp was cool, though.
Audience Reviews for Modesty Blaise
Talk about Sex Kitten with a Whip!!!! Sexy Spy Kitten A Go Go, with a Gun !!! Loved this years ago & it's Over The Top Fashionistsa Fabulousness has stayed with me.Saw it again recently & realized it didn't have much of a story.In this case, I don't care!I think she is suppose to be a Female James Bond, but more Austin Powers really,with a license to thrill in the bedroom.It was a Film that was so Visually Sensual with the memorably sexy Monica Vitti (who must have been the sexiest woman on the planet), the Decor(Round Bed) , Psychedelic Furniture & accessories, the Exotic Fashion,& even a Middle East Castle at one point.Everything so Camp ,Colorful,& Over the Top Sensual & Stunning.I would buy this Movie if I could find it, regardless of it's lack of depth.It just so personifies the excesses of the affluent & uninhibited, or at least our perception of them, in the swingin' 60's.I can't think of any other film like this, & if I were a fashion Designer, I would borrow ideas from this Film regularly.I think I want to be Monica Vitti in the 60's, I'm Pink All Over With Envy!
A psychedelic mod freakout threw up a James Bond clone and not even General Zod can save it! She's got everything in her powerband toolkit--except a coherent plot. One whole star because the theme song is catchy. "Modessssssteeeeeeeee! Modesty!"
One of my least favourite spy movies. It's more about the whole mod female spy fashion and coolness, and focuses less on plot, characters, and anything else. I didn't care for it.
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