Modesty Blaise
Modesty Blaise (1966)

A popular British comic strip series served as inspiration for this light-hearted espionage adventure, which if nothing else certainly shows the marks of its origins in the mid-1960s. A large departure for director Joseph Losey, better… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1966
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Losey captures with comedy the same chill of modernity beneath the Mediterranean sun that Antonioni captures with melodrama.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Too much of it is just foolish, labored and sometimes painful camp.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

I waited 20 years to see this movie, and boy was I let down! Terence Stamp was cool, though.


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.

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Philip Kemp
Total Film

Joseph Losey didn't really do frivolous. Which is probably why his attempt at spoofy pseudo-Bondery is so direly unfunny.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

At a running time of just under two full hours, the boredom becomes as exaggerated as the wallpaper.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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… More
Stefanie C
So very camp. Great actors, fine director and lovely sets can't save a bad script. There are only two reasons to watch this film: 1) the fashions modeled… More