I loved watching reruns of Hogan's Heroes as a teenager, and was looking forward to seeing this biography of Bob Crane's life. After all, love him or hate him, there had to be some interesting stories to tell about the man.
Alas, as it turned out, this is the most boring film I've ever seen. EVER.
Of ANY genre.
They managed to turn the life of an interesting person into a slow-paced movie that just drags on and on, highlighting the most boring bits in agonizing detail. Sex may sell, but this is like watching a documentary on penile skin disease, only containing close-up microscope shots. It may focus on issues featuring entertaining parts of the body, but in a way that takes all the fun out of it. (Think about this metaphor whatever you like. ^^)
It took me three attempts to finish this film, because I literally couldn't keep my eyes open.
The "Cold Case Files" episode on Bob Crane's murder is a lot more interesting than this dreadful piece of cinematic history.
After too many mediocre James Bond movies this was a real surprise. I never liked Pierce Brosnan as Bond (even though he's the right type of actor) and Daniel Craig didn't work for me either in the first two movies, but in this one I loved him. Him, the story, his relationship with M. (who I've always adored)...a great film altogether. Thanks to beldaran for "forcing" me to watch it!
It's been over 50 years since this movie was made and I must say, sadly, that although it has a certain atmosphere, I found it rather boring. Sure, it must have blown the minds of the 60s audience, but too much has been written in between for the story to still be suspenseful nowadays. Of course, much of what HAS been written has its roots in this era and Hitchcock's works, but I can't imagine anyone still being shocked or surprised by this particular film.