Release Date: August 14, 2015
Screenplay: Guy Ritchie, David C. Wilson, Scott Z. Burns
based on the story by Sam Rolfe
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debiki and Hugh Grant
I’m dumbfounded by the lack of positivity surrounding this film amongst critics and thus it’s a great reminder of the notion that at this day and age, it appears people see a movie merely to judge it. And thereby, the magic of films is not only overlooked, but we’re essentially taught that nothing matters more than thrilling plots or perhaps heavy action sequences. As an enormous fan of Marvel, I hope I’m forgiven when I say The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was actually the greatest film I’ve seen all summer. Seeing as how this’ll probably project backlash due to the fact that Mad Max: Fury Road is rated much higher, while I thought the film was riveting in every way it could’ve been, it’s not something I find myself wanting to watch over and over again. The Man from U.N.C.L.E however is a phenomenal spy drama with the right amount of heart and humor, fascinating characters, organic performances, engaging action sequences, an exceptional score, gorgeous cinematography, and style.