Kingsman: The Secret Service

February 14, 2015

Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in the KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Written by: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman

Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson

Rating: R (for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content)

Running Time: 129 minutes

The KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE is brash, ballsy, violent, clever, funny, smart, and just downright entertaining. But you shouldn’t expect anything less from Matthew Vaughn’s second directorial assignment of a Mark Millar comic book adaptation, the first being KICK-ASS which had similar tonal qualities. The difference between the two films is that the KINGSMAN is just so much more fun to watch. Colin Firth is Harry Hart (a.k.a. Galahad, his Kingman’s codename), a suave James Bond type who sponsor’s Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton), a street-wise kid with a chip on his shoulder, to compete in the secret service training program. The strength of the film comes from Vaughn and Jane Goldman’s intricate adaptation.

Grade: A-

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