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Crossplot Reviews

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July 18, 2018
Lighter-than-light spy caper which marked Moore's first branching out into film from the success of The Saint. It has much the same tone as an episode from that series, and was made by many of the same principals behind the camera. It's OK as a time-passer, and the London locations in the 60s are always fun to see, but its air of inconsequentiality means that it's no North by Northwest or even Stage Fright.
April 23, 2012
not much here except moore playing a lady's man other than Bond
½ March 6, 2012
While often compared to the Bond films due to its star Roger Moore, this film was really more like North by Northwest or The 39 Steps. Moore plays just a regular guy caught in an incredible situation and he does a really good job. He's likable, charming, and funny. The rest of the movie, though, isn't that good. There's decent action at times but the plot doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
June 8, 2010
In his pre-Bond days, Roger Moore stars in a Bond knockoff "thriller" that's too boring and convoluted to be thrilling. Bernard Lee and David Prowse stop by for small appearances.
March 27, 2010
Before he became Bond, Roger Moore was essentially Roger Moore in whatever role he took (aside from 'The Man Who Haunted Himself' - check it out, it's a rather good little horror thriller). That's fine, if you like Roger Moore. Here he plays a sort of cross between James Bond and Austin Powers, in a film made during the 'swinging '60s'. It's not a bad little movie, though it does feel like an overlong version of an episode from 'The Persuaders' and, as such, is missing Tony Curtis for Roger Moore to bounce bon mots off. Moore is likeable and loveable, his love interest (who the plot revolves around) struggles with English - she's from Hungary and they do play on this struggle with words within the script, though one wonders whether that was added in after she was cast - and the rest of the supporting cast perform their roles with relish. Moore's character is even employed by 'M' (character actor Bernard Lee, who played the part opposite both Connery and Moore in the 007 movies). The plot is wrapped up in free love, peace and demonstrations, as well as throwing in glamour and cliches galore. It's not a bad movie, and in some ways is better than a lot of the 007 movies that Moore starred in, and it's the sort of thing you'd probably enjoy if you caught it on BBC 2 on a weekday afternoon. An action/adventure/thriller/mystery with the emphasis on the tongue being planted firmly in its cheek.
½ October 3, 2009
CROSSPLOT is a MAGNIFICENT 1960s THRILLER with a fabulous all star cast
led by the always great ROGER MOORE in a pre Bond role that shines all round.
Strong plot, direction and outstanding music with the title track
ILL FIND OUR LOVE1969 sung by multi talented New Zealand Balladeer
JOHN ROWLES. Martha Hyer, Claudie Lange and Veronica Carlson are superb.
December 7, 2008
Decent frame up thriller which doesn't take itself to seriously . starring the ever great Roger Moore in a sort of light weight bond like character, except he is an ad salesman who happens to get caught up in a conspiracy revolving around the assassination of a president.
March 11, 2008
Pre Bond espionage movie. Shoes that Moore was a good choice for Bond, even if his movies were the best ofthe series
September 2, 2007
Crossplot was made in late sixties, Roger Moore plays a fashion photographer, he finds a woman's photograph with others wanting audition for the fashion add. He wants use her photograph but he needs permission and interest taking more. Her boyfriend believes he is there for a drug bust and deportation. Poor Roger Moore all he wants is model for a fashion magazine. This is before James Bond, it is a fun to watch,romance, action, groovy sixties.
August 3, 2007
Likeably cheap but essentially hopeless creation that Moore made post-Saint but pre-Bond. He's dire in it, but the film is worth watching for Alexis Kanner's typically quirky performance.
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