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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Stylish British crime of the sixties in amazing colours!, 27 November 2002
Author: vinnienh from Den Helder, Holland
This movie has got it all: stunning photography, excellent (character) actors, bikinis, superb underwater-scenes......and: a great musical score! Although the story could have been more exciting this off-beat pearl of 60s UK-crime is definitely worth an 8 out of 10.
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
"Games? I never play games.", 19 November 2011
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.
stunningly exotic Mediterranean backdrop
women led by the voluptuous, but venomous Trisha Noble. Other than
that, this unusual 60s British spy drama while seductive is
methodically languid and openly predictable in its murder mystery
layout. Blackmail, murder, drugs, money and women. It's a shame the
plot isn't as entertaining like its scenery and intrusively bombastic
musical score, as it's quite a stiltedly talkative stop and go affair
with much narrative distractions and suspicions, but very little in the
way of sustained suspense and thrills. An undercover English agent is
sent to the Mediterranean islands to investigate dope smuggling, but
instead finds himself the main suspect in a murder case when that man
he is investigating ends up dead. So he goes about trying to clear his
name, by finding the killer/s. The suspects are there, but it's just
trying to connect the dots to how they did it. Director Frederic Goode
executes some stylish camera shots getting plenty of local flavour, but
outside of those strokes it's safely mechanical all round. The cast
give able performances with Mark Burns, William Dexter, Shaun Curry and
Wanda Ventham. But it is indeed Noble who steals the limelight ("You
must admit. She's quite a dish"). A hypnotic, if too laid-back
psychedelic 60s spy fare.
"It doesn't matter who he is or who's he working for. He's trouble. "
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