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My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004)

When her surrogate father who owns the casino she works in gets murdered, Modesty Blaise takes on those that killed him and are now at the casino to rob it. It turns out she is more than just a modest worker.

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Miklos
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Raphael Garcia
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Professor Lob
Valentin Teodosiu ...
Henri Louche
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Irina
Bianca Ana Tudorica ...
Young Modesty
Ion Haiduc ...
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Laura Iordache ...
Olivette
Ana Maria Florescu ...
Danielle
Bogdan Dumitrescu ...
Boutellis
Dan Chiriac ...
Ishua
Marcel Cobzariu ...
Charopos
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Janos
Dan Astileanu ...
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When her surrogate father who owns the casino she works in gets murdered, Modesty Blaise takes on those that killed him and are now at the casino to rob it. It turns out she is more than just a modest worker.

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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The first scene is based on a true story. In 1942 Peter O'Donnell was on a scouting team in what they then called Persia. Making sure the Germans wasn't going through there to capture the oilfields in the middle east. They were sitting under their camouflage tent one day and a 6 year old little girl (probably homeless) was looking at them from a small distance. They gave her a can of McConnochie's and then she left. They never heard from her again. See more »

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When Modesty opens to the first page of Lob's copy of "Morte d'Arthur", the text is in English, as it should be. As she leafs through the pages, however, the text changes to French. See more »

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Modesty Blaise: We always have choices about what we make of ourselves, but we don't always know where those choices will lead.
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Jared Hazak
Written by Waleed Issa
Performed by Gabriel Mann (as Gabe Rutman)
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Unexpectedly good
6 August 2005 | by (Fremont, CA) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately many consumers who write reviews for IMDb equate low budget with not good. Whatever else this movie might need, more budget really isn't part of it. Big sets and lots of special effects would have turned it into another Lara Croft movie. What we have here is a step or two better than that.

The nearly unknown Alexandra Staden is captivating as the enigmatic Modesty, and this is crucial for this movie to work. Her wise little smiles and knowing looks are formidable, and you find yourself wishing that the camera won't leaver her face. It makes it workable that the bad guy Nikolai, played by also little known (in the U.S. at least) Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau might take an unusually cerebral interest in her, something Modesty can exploit. She is able to divert his raping her with just a shove and spitting out "stop wasting my time!" then storming off between his heavily armed yet suddenly diffident henchmen. Making a scene like that plausible doesn't happen by accident.

Probably the biggest problem I have with the rail-thin Staden playing Modesty is it just isn't very believable for her to go hand to hand with an athletic and muscled looking guy like Coaster-Waldau and beat him. She just ain't a Peta Wilson or a pumped-up Hilary Swank type actress who can throw a convincing punch. Coaster-Waldau letting himself be overpowered by Staden looks like he's just roughhousing with his little sister.

Since this is not really an action film, this isn't a big flaw. I just hope they do better on that if and when they make sequels.


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