Movie Review: The Man from Uncle


RELEASE DATE: August 14, 2015
STUDIO: Warner Bros. Pictures
DIRECTOR: Guy Ritchie
SCREENWRITERS: Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram
STARRING: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant
GENRE: Action, Adventure
Runtime 116 min


The Man from U.N.C.L.E was a movie adapted from a tv show from the late 60’s starring Robert Vaughn and David Mc Callum. Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and Illya Kurakin (Hammer) were the top CIA and KGB agents teaming up to stop a terrorist from building and unleashing an atomic bomb. This terrorist organization has a missing German scientist that has caused this awkward partnership and they both seek the aid of the daughter of the scientist.  The terrorist group is led by Victoria Vinciguerra, a beautiful femme fatale.

The story flows quite beautifully without ever leaving a dull moment for the audience and bits of comedy are inserted in several places to smooth out the rough bumps of action packed scenes.  Cavill, Hammer and Vikander give some brilliant performances; bringing back the old feel of the spy movie era.

We also see a cameo appearance from Hugh Grant who fits his character quite well.  He’s aged a bit; not the handsome and charming bachelor.  One might even see him transforming into another “Michael Caine” type character.  Guy Ritchie is known for his stylized look of films and the Man from U.N.C..L.E is no exception to this.  Using divider boxes similar to comic panels and certain coloring and special effects, he’s captured the true feel of those old spy films like The Saint.

This film is a definite must see and will keep you entertained for the whole 116 minutes. The soundtrack is phenomenal and you will not leave disappointed.