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

Set and based on the television series from the 60’s, top agent to the C.I.A., Solo (Henry Cavill), and top agent from the K.G.B., Illya (Armie Hammer) are forced to work together despite their mutual disdain for each other in an effort to put an end to the plans of an evil superpower bent on developing, selling, and detonating nuclear arms. Meanwhile, the mysterious and alluring, Gabby (Alicia Vikander), works in concert with the two but has a few tricks up her own sleeve. Will the team succeed in their mission or will the black widow-esque Victoria (Elizabeth Debicki) and her crew outplay the united forces? Only time will tell. UNCLE Directed and partially written by Guy Ritchie, this stylized spy thriller pays great homage to one of the lesser known spy franchises of the mid 60’s. Stiff dialogue with dry but well placed humor is sure to bring smiles to those in the know. Told with a lighter hand than previous work, Ritchie’s cinematic vision to U.N.C.L.E. maintains his rapid pacing and lean screenwriting but has a broader reach than say the testosterone driven Snatch from 2000. Hammer, Cavill and Vikander as a team all compliment each other nicely in their roles, a winning combo for a follow up? Fun for spy lovers and those needing an escape back to when a spy spoke with panache and dressed to kill, worth your time. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is rated PG-13.