The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Posted on August 30, 2015


The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is utterly delightful. Note that word – not thrilling, not pulse-quickening. These are words we use with today’s thrillers. This plays like something Cary Grant would have starred in. With Audrey Hepburn. Yes, I’m thinking Charade. Also How To Steal A Million. The rhythms are those of the 60s. Other words that come to mind – jaunty, classy, sophisticated, charming, lightweight, breezy. So not the usual, in-your-face Guy Ritchie. I wonder who thought this approach would work today, but let’s not complain. And the music – outstanding. As is Elizabeth Debicki, the most deliciously evil villain of the year. I had a whole lot of fun.

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