Archive: The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015) A Review

Based off the TV show of the same name, this time Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill take on the main roles and bring a great new life to this old story.


DIRECTOR:  Guy Ritchie

STARRING:  Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, and Alicia Vikander

SCREENPLAY:  Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram 

GENRE:  Action, Adventure

RUNTIME:  116 Minutes

★★★★ 3.5 Stars  

There is so much to love about this film.  Its cheesy and stereotypical, while still managing to be pretty damn funny at times and completely charming.  Not your normal kind of entertainment from Guy Ritchie, but a pretty entertaining watch all round.

In the height of the cold war, an American and a Russian agent have to team up to help stop a criminal organisation trying to create and use Nuclear Weapons.

This film is a weird mix of a spy movie and a spoof of a spy movie and that is what makes it so great.  It n no way takes itself too seriously. The comedy here is subtle but I found it to be very funny.  There are no slapstick moments or stupid jokes here, but plenty of comedic quips to make you chuckle, and that’s how I like my comedy.  

The sixties aesthetic throughout the film is beautiful, and the whole film is gorgeous to watch.  Whether or not spoofy spy type films are for you, the charming way this has been put together will win you over for sure.  Cavill and Hammer work together superbly with their to characters witticisms bouncing off each other like tennis balls.  It’s a real shame in my opinion that this film never got more attention or the potential sequel that it deserved.  I guess Henry Cavill went on to do more important things like Justice League and the such.  Maybe he should have just stuck with this instead?  

It won’t break any new ground, but as a way of entertaining yourself for a few hours you could definitely do worse then The Man from U.N.C.L.E.  Available everywhere for home release Now.

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