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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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Dr. Udo Teller
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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,199,543 (Russia) (16 August 2015)

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$45,445,109 (USA)
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It's their shared influences, combined with a passion for cinema and a simpatico sense of humor, that make Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram such a tight screen-writing team. "It's great having a producing partner who can write, because writing is fundamental to filmmaking and the story is an organic, living, ongoing process," Ritchie acknowledged. "We both love the idea of taking a classic genre and putting a twist on it," Wigram added. "And Guy is constantly trying to do something new with the action, to give audiences something they haven't quite seen before." See more »

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When Solo is in the torture room, there is a clearly visible light bulb with a bayonet mount. In Italy those have never been used, only the Edison screw type has. See more »

Quotes

Illya Kuryakin: [as Uncle Rudi is being electrocuted in the other room] Looks like he fixed the short.
Napoleon Solo: Damn. I left my jacket in the other room.
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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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Written by Gene McDaniels (as Eugene B. McDaniels)
Performed by Roberta Flack
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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"When you hear something that sounds like a gunshot, drive."
29 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never watched the show, so can't compare the two, or whether or not this is a faithful adaptation of it or not, but I loved this film. It perfectly rides the fine line between straight 1960s spy movie throwback, and satire of one.

Villain is pure 1960s vamp/ femme fatale, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer's chemistry alone makes this worth watching. Hammer's twitch as his anger reaches boiling point is a great bit of detail. Cavill really reminded me of Roger Moore's Bond, specifically from The Spy Who Loved Me. He has a suave, "Trust me, I know what I'm doing" attitude throughout.

Several scenes creatively have the action taking place in the background, while the focus is on the foreground. A perfect example, and maybe my favourite scene in the film, is Cavill sitting in a truck, basically picnicking, with a large sandwich and bottle of Chianti, while boat chase is playing out in front of him, reflected on the windscreen.

The film is rated PG13, but it doesn't look watered down to get that rating, ... Henchman's electrocution torture scene was both graphic and simultaneously funny- another case of the action playing out in the background, while Cavill and Hammer debate the fate while in the next room.

The plot is a bit of a mess, especially toward the end, but a great cast, sharp dialogue, and great attention to detail, and good action makes this a winner


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