The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Channel 5
Guy Ritchie's stylish reboot of the classic 1960s TV spy series stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer
Guy Ritchie's stylish reboot of the classic 1960s TV spy series stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.
Delivering a breezy mix of spy caper and buddy movie, Ritchie’s deliciously old-fashioned romp brims with retro chic and effervescent fizz.
Set in 1963 against a backdrop of Cold War suspicion and jet-set cool, the film finds the TV show's mismatched espionage duo - suave CIA operative Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and scowling KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Hammer) - reluctantly joining forces to thwart an international gang of nuclear-bomb wielding baddies with the aid of Alicia Vikander's East German car mechanic.
The larky thrills and spills are enormous fun, Cavill and Hammer's chalk-and-cheese chemistry is a delight and the rest of the cast, including icy villain Elizabeth Debicki and a very droll Hugh Grant, also makes its mark.
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