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

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

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

A classic 1960s TV spy series gets the blockbuster treatment, written and directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes). Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) are slick Cold War agents from opposing sides forced to team up.

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, centers on CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organisation, which is bent on destabilising the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organisation...

2015Rating: M, Violence116 minsUSA,
ActionAdventure
Director:
Guy Ritchie ('Sherlock Holmes', 'Snatch', 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels')
Writer:
Guy RitchieLionel Wigram
Cast:
Henry CavillArmie HammerAlicia VikanderElizabeth DebickiHugh Grant
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Action and Style

I did not want to like this film, because I am shallow and love Madonna and they are divorced. Yet despite my ridiculous bias Guy Ritchie totally won me over with this stylish, slick, funny, sexy action film. Great car chases and beautiful scenery ensure there is something for everyone.

5.0
0

Man From Almost Across the Line

Ritchie almost did it again - almost. Its hard to put a finger on it but he didn't quite pull this off - the characters are highly engaging and have great chemistry but the story didn't quite take off. Disappointing as it would have been great to see the three main characters develop further in another film.

3.0
0

Spy Games

A colourful, fun and stylish film, helped by some great casting - not to mention the beautiful locales and costumes that are must-haves in the spy genre. A little less of the laddish-ness that has defined much of Ritchie's other films was refreshing too. I assume there's talk of a sequel, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with a well-told story that...

3.0
0

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

This is a fun flick starring the man of steel as a super charming hotshot american agent who is reluctantly paired with the lone ranger this time a hotshot russian agent that kinda steals from all buddy/action flicks but in a satisfying way! (at least for me) It was light hearted, tongue in cheek self aware little number that didn't take itself too...

4.0
0

Fresh from the '60s

And a bit of fun too. But what else would you expect from Guy Ritchie?

4.0
0

A nice attempt

The movie is quirky, and creative, with bold directional and stylistic choices. While it's style is to be commended, it's script never strays too far from the beaten path ensuring the storyline is a little stale, but nonetheless, enjoyable. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is hardly one of the best movies of the year, but deserves a watch from those who like action...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An unusually restrained Guy Ritchie serves up solid entertainment with a classy touch, but bland leads and no-sizzle chemistry make this slick '60s TV adaptation forgettable.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

While it lacks a memorable villain, and the central pairing fizzes but never sparks, the film gets by on its vintage charm and a third act upswing - and, for all its messiness, it'd be a shame not to see Solo and Kuryakin rutting horns again.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Has enough style and smarts to make it an amusingly louche summer movie: a cultivated mix of action and wit, suits and cities.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ritchie makes the kind of enjoyably disreputable movies that are fun to watch until they're not.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An enjoyably daft, but stylish night out.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It all winds up feeling hollow and even slightly oppressive, an enforced sense of fun jabbed within quotation marks. It aims for a silky lightness of touch but lands like a dropped slab of concrete.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's not bad but not quite good enough either.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Cavill and Hammer are made for each other, but the film can’t always find the pyrotechnics to match their chemistry.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An unusually restrained Guy Ritchie serves up solid entertainment with a classy touch, but bland leads and no-sizzle chemistry make this slick '60s TV adaptation forgettable.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

While it lacks a memorable villain, and the central pairing fizzes but never sparks, the film gets by on its vintage charm and a third act upswing - and, for all its messiness, it'd be a shame not to see Solo and Kuryakin rutting horns again.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Has enough style and smarts to make it an amusingly louche summer movie: a cultivated mix of action and wit, suits and cities.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ritchie makes the kind of enjoyably disreputable movies that are fun to watch until they're not.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An enjoyably daft, but stylish night out.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It all winds up feeling hollow and even slightly oppressive, an enforced sense of fun jabbed within quotation marks. It aims for a silky lightness of touch but lands like a dropped slab of concrete.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's not bad but not quite good enough either.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Cavill and Hammer are made for each other, but the film can’t always find the pyrotechnics to match their chemistry.

3.0
0

Action and Style

I did not want to like this film, because I am shallow and love Madonna and they are divorced. Yet despite my ridiculous bias Guy Ritchie totally won me over with this stylish, slick, funny, sexy action film. Great car chases and beautiful scenery ensure there is something for everyone.

5.0
0

Man From Almost Across the Line

Ritchie almost did it again - almost. Its hard to put a finger on it but he didn't quite pull this off - the characters are highly engaging and have great chemistry but the story didn't quite take off. Disappointing as it would have been great to see the three main characters develop further in another film.

3.0
0

Spy Games

A colourful, fun and stylish film, helped by some great casting - not to mention the beautiful locales and costumes that are must-haves in the spy genre. A little less of the laddish-ness that has defined much of Ritchie's other films was refreshing too. I assume there's talk of a sequel, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with a well-told story that...

3.0
0

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

This is a fun flick starring the man of steel as a super charming hotshot american agent who is reluctantly paired with the lone ranger this time a hotshot russian agent that kinda steals from all buddy/action flicks but in a satisfying way! (at least for me) It was light hearted, tongue in cheek self aware little number that didn't take itself too...

4.0
0

Fresh from the '60s

And a bit of fun too. But what else would you expect from Guy Ritchie?

4.0
0

A nice attempt

The movie is quirky, and creative, with bold directional and stylistic choices. While it's style is to be commended, it's script never strays too far from the beaten path ensuring the storyline is a little stale, but nonetheless, enjoyable. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is hardly one of the best movies of the year, but deserves a watch from those who like...

3.0
0