Technically, this is another of [Ritchie’s] caper movies, but it’s sliced thin. He and his editor, James Herbert, know when to cut both for comedy and for cool. Everything about U.N.C.L.E. is relaxed and flagrantly posh, including the villainy, largely represented by Elizabeth Debicki, a lithe blonde from Australia who can wear a dress without coming off as a mannequin. The clothes seem to empower the acting. The movies should be forcing her, instead of Vikander, on us.
August 18, 2015