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2.8
859 Ratings

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Directed by Guy Ritchie
United Kingdom, 2015
Action, Thriller

Synopsis

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Directed by Guy Ritchie
The script keeps tripping over wrong-for-the-era expressions, and the plot is still a variation on the ‘Kreplachistan nuclear warhead’ gambit parodied in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). After a pretty good all-terrain vehicle chase, it’s a comedown that the climax depends on the hero keeping the villain talking on the phone so that someone else can blow her out of hte water with a missile.
September 07, 2015
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ends up being an impressive origin story that strikes the right balance between Ritchie’s trademark cinematic sensibilities and inverting some oft-used action film tropes. Its plot might not be revolutionary, but the overall execution makes the final product a thoroughly enjoyable venture.
August 24, 2015
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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
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