Michael Caine is British spy Harry Palmer, who is more Columbo than Bond with his thick glasses, cheap raincoat, and un-suave affect. But what Palmer lacks in gadgets and fancy cars, he makes up for in sheer brainpower.
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A fair spy thriller with a laidback, more morose Caine as Harry Palmer, in an even bleaker plot than the first one, It has some interesting twists. but the tension is not consistent, Director Guy Hamilton can't quite reproduce Sidney J. Furie's style, the one thing that made the first film so appealing.