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I suspect there is nothing more alien to a child or young adult growing up today than what computers were then, as compared to what they are now. Here we have a million-pound “big brain” that fills a big room, has tape drives the size of refrigerators, and is certainly not nearly as powerful nor as fast as a $10 pocket calculator today. This is a caper movie, and I love caper movies, but it’s rather slow. The saving grace is that the ending is a nice little twist I didn’t anticipate. And it’s always fun to see Maggie Smith—looking quite young and attractive—and Peter Ustinov in a leading role.