Tag Archives: Espionage

OSS 117 is Unleashed

Kerwin Matthews has the hair for the role of OSS 117, but he lacks the cool. There’s no swagger, no menace. The clothes don’t look as cool on him as they do on Sean Connery. He is underwhelming in a genre which demands a lot more. As a result, OSS 117 is Unleashed doesn’t feel very unleashed., but I guess you can’t lure them in with OSS 117 is Sufficient.

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The Man from UNCLE

In 2015, Guy Ritchie decided to direct a slick, stylish remake of the old Man from UNCLE television show. It bombed at the box office, but that’s not a reflection of it’s quality. Telling the story of how American Napoleon Solo and Soviet Illya Kuryakin came to be a team, the film is a good-humored, candy-colored celebration of 1960s pop art, mod fashion, and spy style.

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