Dick Smart 2007 (1967)

4.0 out of 5

It’s startling to imagine how many filmmakers were making the same kind of spy movie between ‘65 and ’68, most of which suffer from appearing the same as the next. Dick Smart 2007 doesn’t really stand out much from any other Eurospy of its kind, but it still has that retro charm and flavor that only the few and far between fans of the medium understand and appreciate. In other words, it’s probably only recommended to the initiated.

That certain welcoming flavor might have something to do with the presence of prominent Eurospy girl Margaret Lee, the groovy dance theme, the familiar plot involving diamonds and a stolen atomic bomb, or an infallible secret agent named Dick, played by Richard Wyler. All seen numerous times before and after this, but Clichés are what make a movie like Dick Smart 2007 what it is and to complain about it seems pointless.

To be fair, the movie is fun, Lee and Wyler, surprisingly, have good chemistry, and Dick’s transforming moped becomes very unforgettable.

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