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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
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Henri Louche
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Irina
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Young Modesty
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Ana Maria Florescu ...
Danielle
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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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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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The WGA-mandated writing credits for this film are incomplete. The character of Modesty Blaise was created in 1963 by Peter O'Donnell. See more »

Goofs

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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Seriously Underrated - Didn't You Read the Books?
2 August 2008 | by (New Jersey/Tanelorn/Punktown) – See all my reviews

Although I bought the DVD when it first came out, and have watched it several times, I never wrote a review.

I loved it when I first saw it and I love it still.

Sadly, it seems it never made enough money to motivate anyone to do a follow-up. I have to assume QT still controls the rights, but after Kill Bill if he does a film that is as true to the comics and books as My Name is Modesty, with another tough female lead, anyone not familiar with the character will see this as a let-down.

Peter O'Donnell wrote his stories to focus more on psychological suspense rather than action thrillers.

The tug of wills between Modesty and Miklos is very true to the source material and is tense, suspenseful and fascinating to anyone who doesn't have to have gore and explosions. Alexandra did a great job in playing how O'Donnell's character would have taken control of the situation.

I find this particularly ahead of the curve following the sorely needed reboots of Batman and James Bond. After 2 dismal earlier efforts, although not nearly as well known to the public, this is really a reboot of the Modesty character, and it is really sad that probably no more films about her will be made.


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