Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Overview

The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Who Stars in Kingsman: The Secret Service

Colin Firth
Harry Hart / Galahad

Colin Firth

Samuel L. Jackson
Richmond Valentine

Samuel L. Jackson

Mark Strong
Hamish Mycroft / Merlin

Mark Strong

Taron Egerton
Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin

Taron Egerton

Michael Caine
Chester King / Arthur

Michael Caine

Sophie Cookson
Roxanne 'Roxy' Morton / Lancelot

Sophie Cookson


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Review for Kingsman: The Secret Service

Author: mattwilde123

'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is a comedy film that satirises spy movies such as the James Bond franchise. Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin (played by Taron Egerton) is a normal working class 18 year old from London who gets recruited into a super secret spy organisation. Humour comes as he tries to mix with these posh and suave upper-class stereotypes. Matthew Vaughn has included his typical ultra stylised violence ('Kick Ass') and it does boast a good sound track. There are a lot of nods to films such as Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' but it just reminds me of examples when things have been done much better. The highlight of the film for me was a scene in which Colin Firth violently massacres a crazy church to the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd ('Free Bird') whilst almost seeming like a continuous long shot. The screenplay is very unoriginal and the dialogue with the young actors in particular is cringe-worthy. Tarantino type set-pieces just come across as annoying as the film fails to have any cleverness or creativity. Apart from Colin Firth every actor is either average or just really bad. Samuel L. Jackson, in particular, is worse than usual as he tries to add some freshness to his regular spiel by trying to affect an annoying and distracting speech impediment. 'Kingsman' is going to appeal to the intended target age group as it does contain scenes of fantasy violence depicted as "cool" whilst characters swear. It would also help your enjoyment of the film if you have not seen the many, many examples where each scene had been conducted much better. ★★½


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Production


TSG Entertainment

Marv Films

Cloudy Productions


20th Century Fox


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2015-01-24

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 09 mins

Budget
$ 81,000,000.00

Revenue
$ 414,351,546.00

Homepage
http://www.kingsmanmovie.com/

Genres
Crime Comedy Action Adventure

Keywords
spy great britain secret organization secret agent based on comic good vs evil united kingdom duringcreditsstinger

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