Friday, August 14, 2015

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Movie Review

Henry Cavill & Armie Hammer (r) stars in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I Cry Uncle

IMDb Plot: In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. Directed by Guy Ritchie.

On paper, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. looks like a blast; but less than 10 minutes in, you realize it stinks. Forgive my straight-forwardness, but Ritchie's film is poorly shot and written... with bogus accents and wooden acting to boot. Toss in a relentless soundtrack that often drowns out the film's dialogue, and you have a surefire addition to our 10 Worst Movies of 2015. Stranger still, Ritchie tries to recreate a 60's-esque style of filmmaking that was never good to begin with. It's also choppy (bad editing) confusing and too long (116 minutes.) Aside from that...

GradeD- (Half a letter grade for Alicia Vikander)