At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2015
Rated: PG-13 Action/Violence, Some Suggestive Content and Partial Nudity
Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris
The Man from U.N.C.L.E isn’t breaking any new ground and it borrows heavily from other better filmmakers but that doesn’t keep it from being a fun little romp. Guy Ritchie’s film moves at a steady pace throwing 60’s fashion, good looking people and funny little quips throughout. His trio of stars are all game and they all share great chemistry together. Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are clearly having a ball indulging in their characters. Alicia Vikander is a perfect as the female lead. Her and Hammer have plenty of fun scenes together while Cavill is filling out his tailor made suits elsewhere. It’s never deep or thought provoking and it probably overstays it’s welcome by about 15 minutes but that doesn’t keep it from being fun.