The challenge of facing any TV version of Ippress . File Barbara Ellen said in The Observer. For the most part, this six-part ITV series succeeds in keeping its basic plot – a nuclear scientist abducted from Cold War Britain – with a few tweaks. Joe Cole plays Harry Palmer, the working-class “food-minded intelligence agent” memorably played by Michael Caine. Cole kept Caine’s “nerd glasses and mac”, and although he seemed “too choirboy-pretty” at first, he evolved the composition.
in case series Anita Singh says in Daily telegram. Len Deighton’s spy story first premiered in 1962. But Cole lacked Caine’s “60s charm and coolness”: he displayed the “insolent and aloof” of Caine. character, but forget the charm of Palmer. In an attempt to make it more relevant to contemporary audiences, the series gives more space to female agent Jean Courtney; unfortunately, Lucy Boynton’s performance was a bit “one-note”. However, the costumes are “awesome” and the story runs “unique”.
Some will find it “a bit cartoonish and shallow,” Hugo Rifkind said in Time, but I love it. “It’s Sunday night, it’s ITV and, while the good items can be a bit messy, at least the bad items are definitely bad. Do you want anything else?”
https://www.theweek.co.uk/arts-life/culture/tv-radio/956119/the-ipcress-file-review-itv-tv-drama Review of Ipcress File: entertaining drama with action sequences that are hard to follow