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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

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In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

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Storyline

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,535,000, 17 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,445,109

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,845,109
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This picture also counts among its vintage vehicles a 1960 Hiller UH12E4 helicopter that previously had a starring role in another earlier spy movie, Goldfinger (1964), a fact that can momentarily revert even veteran filmmakers into James Bond fanboys, as producer and co-screenwriter Lionel Wigram delightedly proclaimed: "We have Pussy Galore's helicopter from Goldfinger (1964) in our film. I can't tell you how exciting that is!". It also harks back to the film series in that James Bond creator Ian Fleming is known to have contributed some thoughts to the precursor television project of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) in its early conceptual stages. See more »

Goofs

While stylish, several models of the Ray Ban sunglasses worn throughout the film didn't exist during its early 1960s setting.

This is especially noticeable of Alexander Waverly's Clubmaster model which weren't invented until the end of the 1960s and then were not widely sold until the early 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon Solo: Would you mind terribly if I borrowed your car?
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros/Ritchie Wigram logos, opening credits and part of the closing credits appear in a red line containing 1960s documentation, which includes dossiers on the UNCLE crew. See more »

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References Roman Holiday (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Care Of Business
Written by Andrew Stroud (as Andy Stroud)
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Combination of Action and Banter
11 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

I just saw a sneak preview of this movie and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will have to preface this review by saying that I have not seen the original show, so I can't say whether this paid appropriate homage to the original, or if it is a bastardization.

The opening sequence chase scene featured heavily in the previews, but surprisingly the trailer did not ruin the scene. It actually came across even more crisp and clever in the theater and was a great beginning for the movie. It perfectly sets the tone of the two spy characters and establishes their respectful rivalry.

The movie isn't wall-to-wall action, but there are enough action scenes to keep the pace lively. There is also a second chase scene towards the end of the movie that is perhaps even better than the opening scene's chase.

I think the real strength of the movie is the comedic element. The banter is quite snappy and a few of the lines I couldn't hear because of the laughter filling the theater. In particular Henry Cavill delivered as the slick cool spy Solo.

Armie Hammer also delivered as the Russian counterpart, Illya. In many ways he plays the straight man to Cavill's comedian, which is actually the harder part to play. It was also apparently the harder part to direct and/or film since a few of his scenes came across as a bit clichéd.

The third part of the group is Gaby, played by Alicia Vikander. The part she played is the most uneven of the group. To an extent it seemed like they couldn't quite figure out her role, so she ended up being a bit of a third wheel. That being said, she didn't detract from the movie, and serves as another foil for the two main characters.

As long as I'm mentioning actors/actresses, I have to say that Hugh Grant did a superb job in a relatively minor role. Also Elizabeth Debicki did an excellent job as the female villain.

Since this is a period piece, I think it's important to point out that they went through a lot of effort to get things right. Fortunately for me, they did such a good job that it, that it didn't feel like I was being beaten over the head with the 60's. There were a number of iconic outfits, but overall it was subtle enough that I wasn't jarred out of the movie, which says a lot about the great job they did.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys spy movies, or action/comedies. Also, if you've seen the trailer and thought it showed promise, then you should definitely see the movie, because the trailer doesn't show all (or even most) of the good parts, but gives a good sampling.


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