THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – Rated PG-13

Man from Uncle movie poster

“Things could get a little messy ~ end of the world ~ that kind of thing…”

From the English Writer, Producer and Director, ~ GUY RITCHIE ~ who has brought us such fantastic films as SHERLOCK HOLMES & SHERLOCK HOLMES – A GAME OF SHADOWS, comes a reboot of the 64’ – 68’ American Television Series by the same name, which had viewers loving the world of espionage and intrigue glued to their television screens each week to view ~ THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – a.k.a. (THE UNITED NETWORK COMMAND FOR LAW and ENFORCEMENT!

As we meet jailbird turned C.I.A. Agent Napolean Solo (Henry Cavill), his is in the midst of securing a much sought after informant, by way of his daughter Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander). It seems that Solo and Gaby are not alone in this quest to find her father, as they are being chased by K.G.B. Operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), but he first must take out Solo, as this AMERICAN has to go!!!

When Solo and Kuryakin are required to join forces by their American and Russian Agencies, Solo makes it clear that he prefers to fly solo (no pun intended), as his comrades are forced to go undercover as newly engaged lovebirds, bringing quite a stir to their lives too…

Tasked with now finding the beautiful, yet very deadly Victoria (Elizabeth Debicki), in order to stop the production and distribution of an ATOMIC BOMB – our U.N.C.L.E. comrades find that playing together ~as opposed to wanting to kill one another ~ may be a better strategy to follow, if they all want to get out of this mission ALIVE….

I give THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 4 out of 5 stars: Welcome to a “new crew” of agents that can give BOND, HUNT, and even BOURNE a run for their money. Cavill is perfect as Napoleon Solo with his American “COWBOY” demeanor, all wrapped up by an exquisite Italian suit, and Hammer also plays the picture-perfect Russian KGB Agent – who knew he was bigger than “SUPERMAN” himself, and that he could master a fool-proof Russian accent too! And to add to all this agent camaraderie, the multi-talented and mesmerizing Alicia Vikander lights up the screen playing opposite these two he-men as well, making this a film for the perfect date night scenario! I also won’t be surprised if MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. is in the running for BEST COSTUMES or BEST CINEMATAGRAPHY come award season, as it was as if you were transported straight back to the world of the 1960’s in each and every frame of this film! Take my world for it…this film is the start of a new team and franchise of “world renowned agents” that will take on anything dished out to them, all with a tantalizing smile, and in fashionable style, the whole way through!!!

Kathy Kaiser