The Ipcress File (1965) Reviews
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I have always had a weak spot for Michael Caine, I was quite eager to check out. Indeed,in my opinion, Michael Caine is a great actor and back then in the 60's, he was in his golden period. In fact, in this movie, it would be the first time that he would play Harry Palmer, one of his most iconic roles (he would eventually play this character 5 times but I haven’t seen any of those sequels yet). This movie is a rather typical but still a very well done spy movie taking place during the Cold War and Caine was awesome as usual. Apparently, this movie would be in fact a big influence on the ‘Mission: Impossible’ TV show that would start the following year. To be honest, I did see this movie on the BBC and, without subtitles, I’m afraid I missed about a 1/3 of the dialogs so maybe that’s why I wasn’t completely blown away by the whole thing. Anyway, to conclude, even though it wasn’t really groundbreaking, I still think it was a solid spy feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.
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