“The Man from Uncle” is a thrilling action based film that I enjoyed very much. It takes place around the middle of the cold war when America and Russia are still not really willing to work with one another. Coincidentally, that is precisely what winds up happening. An international criminal organization has advanced nuclear technology. An American spy, Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavil), a Russian spy, Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), and the daughter of “Hitler’s favorite rocket scientist” named Gabby (Alicia Vikander) are told to work together to infiltrate the organization.
Illya and Napoleon are clearly the best spies that both countries have to offer, even though their skillsets are very different. Illya is an extremely strong martial artist with anger issues, while Napoleon is a charming thief who much resembles James Bond.
It’s very clever and very funny, but it is appropriately rated as PG13. I enjoyed that movie so much! I can’t put my finger on anything that I didn’t really like about it. It’s written by the same guy who wrote two Sherlock Holmes movies (Guy Ritchie). If you’ve seen some James Bond movies you’ll see that there are some bits that are quite similar. The special effects were good but not absolutely fantastic, and the jokes were well thought up. There’s a lot of people speaking in Russian, so be prepared for subtitles. “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is well executed as a film and is definitely worth your time and money.
If you like good jokes, then you’re sure to love it. It’s an extremely good movie, my favorite parts were certainly all the comedy, but like I said, it’s definitely PG13. I would recommend this movie for pretty much anyone. When you go see it, I hope that you love it as much as I did!