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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Reviews

May 27, 2019
It succeeds admirably on its own terms - more so, I think, than his two Sherlock Holmes films - and while it never really transcends pastiche, its ambitions don't lie in that direction.
May 27, 2019
The high-octane thrill of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock films has been replaced by boring, hot guys suavely saving the world in this remake of the 60s TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2015
Despite the fact that it seems to have been designed for a sequel, it's hard to summon up any enthusiasm for the prospect. The characters don't seem to, after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 18, 2015
Exactly no one was asking for this. So it's a surprise to discover that the bar for this movie is low enough to conga under.
August 17, 2015
As for Cavill, let us just say that the line between phlegmatic suavity and downright dullness is rather more easily breached than the Berlin Wall.
August 15, 2015
It's breezy and elegant - so breezily elegant it can make you laugh out loud from frame to frame.
August 14, 2015
This is one of those rare instances when a sequel wouldn't just be warranted - it would be welcomed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2015
While it looks good - Ritchie has always been a slick visual stylist - it's ultimately as passive as an old rerun.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 14, 2015
As a late-summer aperitif - suavely assembled, chilled and tinted by the sunset - this jaunty nonsense slips down smoothly enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2015
There's still time this summer for another adaptation of a 1960s TV spy series. Generating the same amount of thrills, however, proves to be a true mission impossible.
August 14, 2015
Mesmerizing and clever, but more style than substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2015
Though it's made with lots of modern tricks and technology, it's old-fashioned in the best sense, and not just because it's set in the Sixties.
August 13, 2015
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.
August 13, 2015
This smirky reheating of the '60s television series... is much less interested in what it says than in how it looks. And it looks great: the suits, the dresses, the cars, and oh yes, the actors, all in top, mid-century modern form.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2015
Lightweight but stylish and enjoyable in a high-kitsch fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2015
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. delivers its spy action in a retro package, with lashings of irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2015
The Cold War returns full force on the big screen, though by the end of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., you might want to put it back in the fridge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2015
This film is not about anything other than its own coolness. It is pure post-modern empty pastiche; retrograde fun made for a globalized 21st century.
| Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2015
"Man" is a celebration of a time when secret agents dressed impeccably, bantered with style, and had exceptionally cool toys. That the movie is almost instantly forgettable is part of the pleasure.
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August 13, 2015
What substance it has could be dissolved in a shot glass. But so what?
August 13, 2015
A lot of energy and effort has gone into this endeavor, and I can't say some of it's not fun. But more of it, alas, is just tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2015
Not an update of the old TV show but a revival, with dazzling sets, period outfits and wonderfully implausible action. It's an Atomic Age blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2015
This is like an Austin Powers movie directed by Wes Anderson, although Ritchie's personal style is very much in evidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2015
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. plays like a lower key, vintage edition of a Mission: Impossible movie. It's a good movie with a great look.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2015
As stylish as it is witty, Guy Ritchie's retro spy movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., is a lovable lark and full of mischief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2015
Whose idea was it to make a cold war thriller for a generation that doesn't know what the cold war was?
August 13, 2015
It's got all the ingredients - improbable romances, partial nudity, ridiculous escapes - that make it little more than big-sound and big-picture fodder for the Imax screens it will appear on throughout the country.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 13, 2015
It almost works. Actually, it does work, hitting the requisite number of hip notes. It just doesn't dazzle, and that's kind of a surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2015
Guy Ritchie makes the kind of enjoyably disreputable movies that are fun to watch until they're not.
August 13, 2015
It's slow, lethargic, utterly lacking in charm and undeserving of the Cold War setting that is its best trait.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 13, 2015
a moldy 1960s TV series that comes to the screen with no Mission: Impossible update or makeover. That's right - it's still moldy. But in a way that's escapist, retro fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2015
The threat that this mess of a movie might be followed by a sequel is enough to make anyone cry uncle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 13, 2015
Composer Daniel Pemberton's evocations of early '60s "danger" music respect the period, which is more than can be said for Ritchie's hatchet-style of staging and editing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2015
Ritchie is a director with no instinct for the audience, and he can't hold things together for an entire film. He seems at a loss, from moment to moment, as to what he should emphasize.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2015
Holding out for a fun summer film? Resist no longer. Just say "U.N.C.L.E."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 13, 2015
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. feels fun even when it lacks a particular reason for existing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 13, 2015
This is a movie whose charm sneaks up on you, like a spy in the night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2015
The picture is quite clever and light on its feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2015
Cavill's Solo, and the movie, are aggressively quippy, which is what happens when screenwriters set out to be funny but give up when they're halfway there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 12, 2015
It's certainly brave of Cavill to opt for such an obnoxious characterisation but [how can we] be tense about a potential World War Three when he's more concerned about spilling focaccia crumbs on his tailored three-piece suit?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2015
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is only intermittently engaging and amusing, and those portions of the movie that succeed are also frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2015
Long on style but short on substance, Guy Ritchie's ring-a-ding-ding Cold War spy thriller attempts to resurrect a mothballed '60s TV series the way that Mission: Impossible did. It doesn't work this time.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 11, 2015
Alas, the movie doesn't fulfil the tease of the opening sequence. From there it devolves into a series of revelations with diminishing returns.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2015
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.
August 11, 2015
It's not bad but not quite good enough either.
August 11, 2015
In the proud tradition of le cinema du Ritchie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is yet another film in which its aesthetics are both its greatest virtue and its most ghastly weakness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2015
U.N.C.L.E. has enough style and smarts to make it an amusingly louche summer movie: a cultivated mix of action and wit, suits and cities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2015
With brisk pacing, and a cast this attractive parading the kinds of fashions that will remind you how much you miss Mad Men, most of the movie boasts a Mod crispness.