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The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:58 am

Some pleasant early reviews for UNCLE -

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_man_from_uncle/

The Digitalspy review said

James Bond may have cornered the market in '60s-inpsired spy flicks, but director Guy Ritchie's The Man from UNCLE offers a fizzy antidote to 007's deep psychological probing of late
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Postby carl stromberg » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:49 pm

I read a few early review which were not very complimentary but today seems to have brought some good ones. And a rare snipe at Craig too (at Digitalspy). :wink:
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Re: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Postby carl stromberg » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:09 pm

Can Man from U.N.C.L.E. avoid The Lone Ranger's fate?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33706040

Cavill may have his hands full with Superman and the potential for a slate of Justice League films, not to mention batting off rumours about succeeding Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.

Nevertheless, the actor says another Man from U.N.C.L.E. film would suit him down to the ground.
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Postby Kristatos » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:46 am

Saw it last night. The plot could maybe have done with a couple more twists and turns, and it lacks that certain X factor that used (pre-Craig) to distinguish Bond from his imitators. But it is enlivened by some interesting directorial choices from Guy Ritchie. My favourite was the scene where Napoleon Solo eats a sandwich as a speedboat chase takes place in the background.. And it is hard to watch it without thinking how great Henry would have been as Bond. Enjoy it, it's the closest we're likely to get. Shame that a sequel looks unlikely, unless the film does spectacularly well internationally. I would have liked to see more of UNCLE as an organisation, and Hugh Grant (who is starting to look very old, unless they used aging make-up on him) as Mr Waverly.
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Re: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:02 pm

This bloke liked it too http://doubleosection.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/movie-review-man-from-uncle-2015.html

Lot's of nice reviews even though it was not a big event.
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Postby stockslivevan » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:06 am

This was a nice fun lark. Wish it did better at the box office, but it's a heavy competition and Mr. Cruise ruled the spy genre for the Summer (which I enjoyed as much as this). Only thing I didn't like were the musical choices. Didn't feel like songs that naturally fit the characters, rather Guy Ritchie was trying to think of pop/R&B songs that Tarantino would have picked himself.
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Re: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Postby Omega » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:11 am

I liked it thought it was a lot of fun. Surprised more didn't like it here.


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