He also made one or two absolute stinkers. This film is neither, but it could have been one of the greats. It has a good plot involving mafia money-laundering, with enough twists to keep you guessing and watching. The casting is good, Louis Jourdan is suitably urbane, Joss Ackland and (to a lesser extent) Charles Grey add menace, Cybill Shepherd isn't too fluffy and as always Michael Caine controls the screen.
Unfortunately this film didn't quite work for me, I watched but didn't get involved. I think it could have done with some firmer direction, as it is the film is ultimately confused and incomplete. The characters' motivations are explored, but not fully. It changes pace, some bits keep you glued to your seat while others make you wonder if it is a good time to go make a cup of tea. I normally like changes of pace in a film, if the slower sections are used to add depth.
Overall I feel this was a missed opportunity to make a really good film. It is very cheap to buy, however, so is good value for money. Watch it if you like Michael Caine, it isn't a bad film and it has some funny moments, but it isn't a four or five star film either.