Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.Wikipedia
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Reviews
The problem is that Cavill and Hammer don't light any sparks, together or apart, good as they look in the sharp suits.
Split screens, crazy camera angles and shots which are obsessive in terms of their details, he gives you all. But with no charm, an oft-repeated plot and leads that fail to enchant, this is not a film for the ages or even something you will be referencing next year.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is enjoyable fun, filled with likeable and charismatic lead roles and a good mix of humour, action and suspense. It’s a genre film that embraces its limits to the extent that it becomes its strength.
Even though it may come off as a little predictable, The Man From U.N.C.L.E has its own moments of bliss. The film would prove to be a enjoyable weekend watch as it is loaded with style.
The film focuses on all aspects in equal measure – it never gets too serious like a Jason Bourne film nor does it appear like a parody at any point. The production design is fantastic and add to it, there is also vintage music to complete the package.
The only underutilized part of the movie is Hugh Grant as a British Intelligence honcho who predictably ends up being the boss of both the spies. There's even a predictable twist towards the end and one wishes the film left that one out and focused more on the bromance between Cavill and Hammer. In any case it's a small complaint in a film that's big on entertainment. Watch it.
The Man from UNCLE is not as fun as, say, Kingsman, but it’s another fine entry in a year full of great spy comedies that subvert James Bond.
U.N.C.L.E is a wicked, entertaining ride that zips around all the cliches -- the stoic, brutish Russian; the lecherous Italian; the icy villainess; the smooth-talking spy, and so on. To dismiss it as a spoof of spy films is doing it injustice. U.N.C.L.E is too fun, lavish and beautiful to be a spoof. However, those who expect modern pizzazz from Ritchie may be disappointed. This is a nostalgia trip to the age when Hollywood films dared to dismiss realism and embrace the absurd, stylishly.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a sleek and stylish homage to the ’60s TV show of the same name. It features strong performances, stunning cinematography and sharp dialogues that will keep you entertained.