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This review is from: Our Man Flint (DVD)
I was born the same year this movie came out (1965), but I remember how much I loved it as a kid in the 70s. When the DVD came out I jumped at the opportunity to see it again.
What I didn't expect was how I was seeing it from an entirely new perspective. In my younger years, I saw Fint as another James Bond; I didn't consider it a parody or spoof of any kind.
Seeing it as an adult I realize just how well thought out it was. It's not an in-your-face spoof like Austin Powers is, but rather an exaggeration of traditional spy films in such a way that you can't help but laugh.
As Flint's boss (played by Lee J. Cobb) explains a standard issue spy briefcase to Flint filled with some 62 hidden weapons, Flint insists he doesn't need it because all he uses is his tiny cigarette lighter, which contains 82 functions (83 if you want to light a cigarette).
All in all, if you enjoy Bond films, you'll love Our Man Flint (and the follow up "In Like Fint").
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Initial post: Aug 17, 2008 6:26:10 AM PDT
Sludge Guzzler says:
"Our Man Flint" came out in 1966, not 1965.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2012 4:26:45 PM PDT
Nice review, ignore the negative comment.
The movie was made in 1965, edited in 1965, and pre released in the USA in 1965, Released officially in the USA on January 16th 1966 (almost in 1965) and Europe by March 1966.
I remember seeing it later and loving it too, nice review.
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