A CIA agent must work together with a KGB agent to locate
a missing scientist who is building rogue nuclear weapons.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Written by Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram
Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant
Based on the 1964-1968 TV series
Guy Ritchie is all about style. It's his calling card, in a way. You can see his signature on every film he's ever done from Snatch to Sherlock Holmes. However, his sense of style has never been more prevalent than it is in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. This film relies on style, to the point that without it, it would collapse into itself. Thankfully, that is not the case as this film was surprisingly good and a breath of fresh air for the summer movie season this year.
Movies based on old TV shows are rarely aces, but The Man from U.N.C.L.E. stands on its own as a solid spy movie reminiscent of the Connery Bond era. Most of this comes from Henry Cavill's debonair performance as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer's subdued yet powerful portrayal of Illya Kuryakin. Together, they make a great team.
I would definitely give this one a chance. It looks like an American made Bond film and feels like Snatch. Guy Ritchie's talents have yet to fail in my eyes, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is just another feather in his cap.