My Name is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2003, USA) C-78m. * D: Scott Spiegel. Starring Alexandra Staden, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Raymond Cruz, Fred Pearson. Quentin Tarantino executive produced this low-budget, low-grade action film that offers very little action. Title character Staden works in a casino for a rich Russian, who is assassinated one day by vengeful Coster-Waldau. At the roulette table Modesty tells him her life story and learns why he had such a hatred for her boss. A prequel to the comic strip from the 60s (filmed before by Joseph Losey as MODESTY BLAISE) but pretty ridiculous, neither action film nor adventure. Stay away.

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