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In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, ex-United States Army sergeant and professional thief-turned-CIA-Agent Napoleon Solo extracts Gaby Teller, daughter of Dr. Udo Teller, a missing alleged Nazi scientist-turned United States collaborator at the end of World War II, from East Berlin, evading KGB Agent Illya Kuryakin. He later reports to his superior, Sanders, who reveals that Gaby's maternal uncle Rudi works in a shipping company owned by Alexander and Victoria Vinciguerra, a wealthy Nazi sympathizer couple who intend to use Teller to build their own private nuclear weapon and give it to crypto-Nazi elements. Due to the potentially world-ending nature of this crisis, the CIA and KGB have reluctantly teamed up, and Solo and Kuryakin are ordered to stop the Vinciguerras from succeeding, with both men secretly assigned to steal Udo Teller's research for their respective governments.
The musical score for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was composed by Daniel Pemberton. A soundtrack album was released by WaterTower Music on August 7, 2015. A behind the scenes video was also released. The musical score received many glowing reviews with the LA Times noting "it is composer Daniel Pemberton who in some ways seems to understand the idea of the movie even better than Ritchie, his score featuring breathy flutes, twangy guitar, spooky harpsichord and pounding drums and organ capturing the mixture of pastiche, homage and a twist of the new in a way the rest of the film rarely matches."
Parents need to know that The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a slick adaptation of the '60s TV spy drama about Russian and American secret agents who must team up to save both nations from a nuclear threat. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), the movie should appeal to teens and fans of quick, stylized action films. There are scenes of violence, fighting, torture, and execution-style murders, but the worst moments are usually handled off-camera -- as is the sex, which is referenced and hinted at, but not shown (although a topless woman wearing sheer underwear is shown from behind). Characters do banter in loaded/teasing ways, as well as drink and smoke (accurate for the era). The language is fairly mild for a Ritchie film ("p---y" is the strongest word), and, despite the now-dated depiction of women in the original show, the main female character in the movie is integral to the plot -- and pretty fearless.
For all of the beautiful women in the movie -- and Napoleon's reputation as a womanizer -- there's not a Bond-level of romantic tension in the movie. Vikander and Hammer keep their sparks simmering on low, and it's really the two men who banter and tease. At least Vikander's Gaby isn't just a pretty accessory; her character (a gearhead) is just as valuable as the men, even if she's not in as many of the high-octane action sequences. With its elegant cinematography and editing, fabulous soundtrack (Roberta Flack, Nina Simone, Solomon Burke), and gorgeous costumes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is amusing popcorn fare that's fun, if not particularly filling.
Perhaps the biggest problem with The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is the underutilization of the female lead, Gabby Teller. Apart from an exciting car-chase at the beginning of the movie and a couple of amusing jests, Teller does not play an important role in stopping the Nazi sympathizers. This marginalization is even more troubling when it is revealed that she is actually an agent for the British intelligence agency MI5, unbeknownst to the CIA and KGB.
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." is a British/American co-production in the English language mostly, but due to the Cold War subject, other languages are included too, so a good set of subtitles may help. The director and one of the writers of this movie is Guy Ritchie and the film is closely connected to the 1960s television series. I must admit I haven't seen a single episode from this show (yet?), so I cannot talk about parallels and differences, but I somehow feel it would have been nice had they included Vaughn and/or McCallum in this 120-minute movie as a cameo somehow. Both actors were still performing in their 80s at that point, but well a bit of a pity they did not try or manage to convince them. Anyway, we have Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill in here and both are options to follow Daniel Craig as Bond and especially Cavill really had an aura of MI6 in here on many many occasions. In terms of looks, acting and the way the character was written you can almost call it an application. Hammer was decent too and I still think he is among the best from his age group of actors around the age of 30 currently. The biggest female part was played by Alicia Vikander the very same year she gave her Oscar winning supporting(?) performance. I kinda like her (how could you not) but there was something about her Gaby character that didn't feel right at all. They obviously did not want to waste Vikander's talent, but the way the character was written, also with the final plot twist, just didn't work out. It's tough to put a finger on it. As for Hugh Grant, he rose in recent years for me in how I perceive his talent/performances, especially in Florence Foster Jenkins and I am not sure what to think of him here. His character may be crucial eventually, but he also feels a bit wasted.The film also includes the likes of Groth and Berkel and as I am from Germany I was slightly surprised to see them in a Hollywood blockbuster like this one here. But I was sure positively surprised with Groth especially who could have been an amazing main antagonist instead of Debicki as she never fulfilled this role convincingly sadly, which also had to do with the way the character was written. It just did not make sense to me she could fool a super agent like Solo that easily. She also faded next to Vikander, which certainly is not a shame at all these days. So yeah, the antagonist side was definitely not the film's best and also kept it from being on par with Bond films, the better ones at least. In the second half, the film also lost itself a bit in action sequences unfortunately, gets generally a bit worse overall. The introduction to the characters and presentation of the mission were eventually maybe better than the mission itself. It could/should have ended after 105 minutes maybe. But it's not a bad film by any means, has a really good moment here and there at times and Cavill and Hammer have good chemistry as well. The ending implied a possible sequel and I would watch it I guess. All in all, the positive is more frequent than the negative and I would say it is more of a crime drama/adventure with some thriller moments than really a comedy, even if here and there the film will put a smile on your lips too, like the CO2 laser scene. Worth checking out as a whole. I give it a thumbs-up, even if it is of course never best-of-the-year material.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is an update of the 1960s spy series of the same name, and a movie version was stuck in development hell for 20 years. Quentin Tarantino briefly considered taking it on, while directors like Steven Soderbergh and actors from George Clooney to Tom Cruise came and went. Henry Cavill's Man of Steel casting had just hit the big screen when he was cast as Napoleon Solo, essentially delivering his take on James Bond. The movie received solid reviews for its breezy tone and retro spy movie feel, but unfortunately, it only grossed a little over $100 million worldwide.
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Starring Henry Cavill (as top CIA agent Napoleon Solo) and Armie Hammer (as the KGB's top man Illya Kuryakin), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a proper throwback to the early 1960s when Soviet and American espionage clashed in East/West Germany. Ritchie's got the pace, fashion, music and visual editing down pat, transporting moviegoers back in time as they watch Cavill and Hammer duke it out.
Fans of the Golden Globe award-winning TV show, and spy movies alike, will find The Man from U.N.C.L.E. entertaining. It falls into the good summer popcorn movie category. Ritchie offers some surprises and some laughs along the way. The movie's great, original music by British composer Daniel Pemberton (The Counselor) is reminiscent of Pink Panther and '60s-era James Bond movies. Some may find the movie's at-times slower pace and uncomplicated spy story bothersome. But, it works for this stylish, old school remake.
Rated PG-13 for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is inappropriate viewing for younger audiences. Though this spy movie does have its action violence (explosions, gunfights, punches, etc.), it's not very bloody. Foul language isn't really a problem. However, the dialogue does contain sexual innuendos here and there. The "partial nudity" scene is one of a woman leaving Solo's bedroom wearing only barely-there underwear (seen from the back and side). There is also a scene of torture that includes electrocution. To give one of the character's backstory, some disturbing images of medical experiments perpetrated on Holocaust prisoners are seen on screen.
If you're of a certain age and enjoy action movies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. offers a good change of pace and time from the modern-day spy film fare. It's not going to win any depth awards, but it does deliver summer popcorn movie fun. However, as detailed above, caution is advised. 2b1af7f3a8