I went into this film with little to no expectations which helped me enjoy it more than I could have ever imagined. Henry Cavill just jumped onto the list of actors I’d watch in just about everything because he was awesome in the movie. His banter back and forth with Armie Hammer was priceless and really added to much fun to an already humourous story. I’ve been very up front before that I am not one for old movies, but really enjoyed this 1960’s style film that did a great job of showcasing the tricks of the trade for a spy in that generation.
What didn’t I like?
Looking back on Friday night’s opening performance there was nothing that I didn’t like about this film. I do plan on catching this movie again in the next week or two and maybe then I could spot something that didn’t work for me.
Was The Man from U.N.C.L.E a good story?
I thought The Man from U.N.C.L.E was actually a pretty sly and clever spy story with many twists and turns. It was very entertaining, fun, and just edgy enough to keep you engaged to the very end which lays ground for a sequel. I understand this movie is based on a TV show and hopefully future movies do not ruin this first film which was so good.
Cavill and Hammer were lights out in this film. Like I pointed out earlier, these two guys have amazing chemistry together and I don’t just think it’s because the type of characters they are playing, but the type of people they really are. Cavill has this classic guy look, much like what you would expect out of a James Bond character which compliments Hammer’s Russian super agent craziness.
Would I recommend it?
I’d recommend catching The Man from U.N.C.L.E at your earliest convenience. Everyone will go see Straight Outta Compton this weekend so there will be plenty of empty seats in this movie. You won’t be disappointed with any aspects of this movie and will be very entertained for the price of admission.
my star rating: 8 out 10
imdb: 7.7 out 10 / metascore: 54/100 / rottentomatoes: 67% out 100%
roger ebert: 2 out 4 / richard crouse: 3 out 5