Call my name, and I'll be there. Dr. Duran Duran escapes the punishment of the Matmos at the height of British rock group Duran Duran's 1980s popularity. Mistaking the cries of teenage ... See full summary »
Haskell (Michael Caine) is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins (James Fox), to highjack a high security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out of ... See full summary »
English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men ... See full summary »
Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Chicago homicide detectives John Prudhome and Andrew "Andy" Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a gruesome murder, and both become entangled in the plot of a serial killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ.
A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The ... See full summary »
Harry Anders is a former MI6 agent who now owns a bar. When a beautiful woman literally runs into him, they fall in love (lust perhaps). When she finds out about his history, she asks him to help with a problem she has. Harry is forced to re-enter the dangerous world of espionage once more. Written by
Former spy Michael Caine gets drawn into the spy game again
"Blue Ice" is a spy movie. I like spy movies. So, I like "Blue Ice", but a lot less than I like Caine's Harry Palmer movies. And I think this movie is below par as such movies go.
Caine runs a jazz club. I like jazz, so that's a plus. There's some bebop and Bobby Short tosses off half a chorus here and there.
Caine is the movie's center, and he manages to carry it along, and that's a plus. Ian Holm is good, but he's given some bad lines. Bob Hoskins doesn't have much of a part, and in what he does have he's hard to understand. The action finale is decent.
Caine has a love interest, who is Sean Young. She's a weak link here, as is her part.
Where the film has big problems is the story and script. It's disjointed. It doesn't build tension. It lacks focus. Scenes lack spark. The story leaves unanswered questions. One really doesn't care that much what's happening.
So, overall a below-par spy movie that spy and Caine fans may wish to view, but most movie fans can bypass this. It is, after all, a TV movie (HBO) and, despite a good look to this one and some production values, it still doesn't measure up.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?