Monday, August 17, 2015

Movie Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Spy films are a dime a dozen - 2015 alone has five (5) movies under this genre - and while The Man From U.N.C.L.E didn't present anything that I haven't seen before, the excess of style, class, and humor was enough to make this a fun, retro romp. Yes, there was something incredibly familiar and basic from the narrative down to the script, but the execution brought something different to the table. On a technical standpoint, the film had it all in spades. The camera work was stupendous, the cinematography was stunning, the editing was masterful, and the overstated scoring gave the whole film an added punch. The cast was also quite stellar. Henry Cavill's dry wit and quips was a nice departure from his serious role as Superman and Armie Hammer somehow redeemed himself from the awfulness that was The Lone Ranger. Not going to lie, this film would've been another stale addition to the genre if handled differently. No, The Man From U.N.C.L.E wasn't a masterpiece, by any means, but it was a rather entertaining film to watch that was stylish, often funny, and quite delightful. 7.5


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