Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service

X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn brings another comic book to the big screen with this comedy spy tale. Eggsy (Taron Edgerton) is a wayward youth until recruited into a secretive global espionage agency by Harry Hart (Colin Firth), where he becomes part of their effort to bring down a genius super-villain (Samuel L. Jackson). Michael Caine, Mark Hamill and Mark Strong co-star.

Gary "Eggsy" Urwin is just another kid growing up in an English council estate, getting into trouble with the law and criminals alike. What Eggsy doesn't realise is that his deceased dad was an inductee into a secret spy society, and that he himself has the raw material for the job. As he learns under the tutelage of Hart, there's more to being part of Kingsman than just kicking ass - being a gentleman, for starters. As he competes against public school toffs for a place in the organisation, Eggsy faces one dangerous situation after another - until taking on a super-villain who has an audacious plan to reshape mankind's future (and also a persistent speech impediment). Based on the Marvel comic by Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.

2014Rating: R16, Violence & offensive language128 minsUSA, UK
ActionComedyThriller
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Vaughn welcomes details that might seem silly in another director’s hands, such as a bulletproof umbrella or tiny microchips that can make one’s head explode...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Injecting fun and fairground thrills back into the spy movie, Kingsman is a blast. Firth is sensational, Jackson rules and newcomer Egerton surprises.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Hyperspeed action, pithy one-liners and grotesque ultraviolence.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Verisimilitude is frequently traded in for a rich laugh. The action scenes delight with shock humour.

4.0
0
SBS

SBS

press

Admittedly, the film has a thorough knowledge of its forebears and though it namechecks them at every opportunity, Kingsman brings very little that's new or valuable to the playing table.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director Matthew Vaughn strikes an energetic balance between cartoonish action and character-driven drama...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

With contempo audience's infatuation with all things superheroes and comic book movies, and the baseline treatment of humanity in such movies, Kingsman arrives at just the right time.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Perhaps the riskiest mainstream movie in years, Vaughn’s love letter to spy movies may be uneven in places, but it’s ultra-violent, envelope-pushing, and fun enough to overcome the flaws.

4.0
0

Utterly superb! It brings the fun bursting back into the spy genre that has been sadly lacking since Bond went serious. Kingsman: The Secret Service is why we love to go to the movies.

5.0
0

Kingsman The Secret Service is my favourite movie of all time. It is the perfect movie for Action and Spy lovers. Alex Graziani

5.0
0

This was hilarious - had hubby and I with stitch of laughter... this was very very entertaining. Great Story Line. The ending was Superb!!! Seen it on Blu -Ray. Class. Would love to buy a copy of this when it comes out in stores. Brilliant Movie

5.0
0

***This review contains spoilers*** The beginning of this movie is a bit gruesome especially the woman with the blades for legs who used these as weapons. The ending was also rude with the woman showing off her backside. It had a good plotline and I could feel the tension right throughout the movie which was spoilt by not only unneccessary "combats" but...

3.0
0

*This review may contain spoilers* Kingsmen reminds me of a British version of kick ass but with spies, it has plenty of action, comedy and is good fun, the only problem I had with it is when the director keeps on killing off a main character like in kick ass 1 and 2 with Nick Cage and Jim carry's characters

5.0
0

Ingenious romp of hilarity. It deserves good reviews. Seen it twice now. Something new each time. James Bond move over, Junior has arrived. Grotesque violence - so be warned - but it is in keeping with the theme. I doubt real terrorists would minimize the violence.Sprinkle with a bit of slap stick humour and you have a winner. Quirky. Surprises around every...

5.0
0

It's like watching a cartoon with tremendous fun

5.0
0

I guess all I was expecting was a cheap rip-off of the spy genre with corny lines and lame gadgets. What I got was a self-aware, poking fun at James Bond, really great film. I went to see this with my whole family and we all loved it, all three generations. This film knows what spy-tropes it's ripping off and does it in a way that you can't help but love it.

4.0
0

This couldv'e been a James Bond meets Austin Powers flick but instead got awkward for what was deliberately added to achieve adult ratings. Foul language in context can work. Foul language every sentence is too much. The baddie wouldb've been far funnier not swearing. The violent scene achieved what it needed to in half the time and then some and then was...

2.0
0

Couldn't stop laughing and grinning, such fun. Brings back memories of the first time I saw Kick Ass

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Vaughn welcomes details that might seem silly in another director’s hands, such as a bulletproof umbrella or tiny microchips that can make one’s head explode...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Injecting fun and fairground thrills back into the spy movie, Kingsman is a blast. Firth is sensational, Jackson rules and newcomer Egerton surprises.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Hyperspeed action, pithy one-liners and grotesque ultraviolence.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Verisimilitude is frequently traded in for a rich laugh. The action scenes delight with shock humour.

4.0
0
SBS

SBS

press

Admittedly, the film has a thorough knowledge of its forebears and though it namechecks them at every opportunity, Kingsman brings very little that's new or valuable to the playing table.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Director Matthew Vaughn strikes an energetic balance between cartoonish action and character-driven drama...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

With contempo audience's infatuation with all things superheroes and comic book movies, and the baseline treatment of humanity in such movies, Kingsman arrives at just the right time.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Perhaps the riskiest mainstream movie in years, Vaughn’s love letter to spy movies may be uneven in places, but it’s ultra-violent, envelope-pushing, and fun enough to overcome the flaws.

4.0
0

Utterly superb! It brings the fun bursting back into the spy genre that has been sadly lacking since Bond went serious. Kingsman: The Secret Service is why we love to go to the movies.

5.0
0

Kingsman The Secret Service is my favourite movie of all time. It is the perfect movie for Action and Spy lovers. Alex Graziani

5.0
0

This was hilarious - had hubby and I with stitch of laughter... this was very very entertaining. Great Story Line. The ending was Superb!!! Seen it on Blu -Ray. Class. Would love to buy a copy of this when it comes out in stores. Brilliant Movie

5.0
0

***This review contains spoilers*** The beginning of this movie is a bit gruesome especially the woman with the blades for legs who used these as weapons. The ending was also rude with the woman showing off her backside. It had a good plotline and I could feel the tension right throughout the movie which was spoilt by not only unneccessary "combats" but...

3.0
0

*This review may contain spoilers* Kingsmen reminds me of a British version of kick ass but with spies, it has plenty of action, comedy and is good fun, the only problem I had with it is when the director keeps on killing off a main character like in kick ass 1 and 2 with Nick Cage and Jim carry's characters

5.0
0

Ingenious romp of hilarity. It deserves good reviews. Seen it twice now. Something new each time. James Bond move over, Junior has arrived. Grotesque violence - so be warned - but it is in keeping with the theme. I doubt real terrorists would minimize the violence.Sprinkle with a bit of slap stick humour and you have a winner. Quirky. Surprises around...

5.0
0

It's like watching a cartoon with tremendous fun

5.0
0

I guess all I was expecting was a cheap rip-off of the spy genre with corny lines and lame gadgets. What I got was a self-aware, poking fun at James Bond, really great film. I went to see this with my whole family and we all loved it, all three generations. This film knows what spy-tropes it's ripping off and does it in a way that you can't help but love it.

4.0
0

This couldv'e been a James Bond meets Austin Powers flick but instead got awkward for what was deliberately added to achieve adult ratings. Foul language in context can work. Foul language every sentence is too much. The baddie wouldb've been far funnier not swearing. The violent scene achieved what it needed to in half the time and then some and then was...

2.0
0

Couldn't stop laughing and grinning, such fun. Brings back memories of the first time I saw Kick Ass

4.0
0