Kingsman: The Golden Circle Reviews

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September 25, 2017
What a mess it is.
September 24, 2017
Cruel, spineless, virtually laughter-free and, above all, dull. Even putting the plot to paper makes my head ache.
September 24, 2017
The movie is too long, too violent, too silly-too everything. Yet for those who enjoyed the original Kingsman, it is a more than adequate second act. To put it another way: First time satire, second time farce.
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September 22, 2017
[Matthew] Vaughn hasn't only run out of things to say but people to hate, and without that underlying aggression, the movie feels like it's just going through the motions. Better luck next time, bruv.
September 22, 2017
While the action rarely flags, the running time is needlessly grandiose and the commercial calculation that underpins everything puts limits on [Matthew] Vaughn's bent for transgression.
September 22, 2017
If the first played like a simultaneous homage to and parody of Sean Connery's Bond, the second feels like a straight riff on the Roger Moore era: bloated, self-conscious, and smug, with only the occasional flash of nasty wit to put the edge on.
September 22, 2017
If the first Kingsman was a work of lol-nothing-matters provocation with a real mean streak, the second is a work of lol-nothing-matters laziness...
September 22, 2017
If you thought that the anal sex joke at the end of 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' was the funniest bit, you're in luck.
September 22, 2017
It's James Bond on laughing gas and too much of everything. Those who hated the first film will be double irritated. Screw 'em. True Kingsman fans will appreciate that the sequel lays on the violence, sex and politics three times thicker.
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September 22, 2017
110 minutes or so in the middle of this 141-minute hero sandwich ... are a guily, guilty, guilty-your-honor pleasure.
September 22, 2017
In almost every way, Vaughn's new Kingsman is an unwieldly inflation of the original, although not so much by single-minded design as if by studio committee.
September 22, 2017
For the most part, the movie is too busy with its ungainly, underwhelming plotting to be even stupidly fun.
September 22, 2017
Overstuffed, over-busy and overlong, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is an exhausting, patience-trying assault that doesn't know when to say when.
September 21, 2017
The best moments are actually when it pays homage to the first film. The worst are when it takes itself too seriously, the trap of the very spy films it was designed to mock.
September 21, 2017
Vaughn's new movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, is, in short, the end of the road. The dream is over. The film is appalling.
September 21, 2017
If a white towel had been handy as I screened the punishingly long and dreadful Kingsman: The Golden Circle, I would have thrown it at the screen and made a wish: Please make it stop.
September 21, 2017
Lasting for well over two hours, this is a gilded hamster wheel of a movie.
September 21, 2017
It's not that The Golden Circle isn't fun... It's just that it isn't doing anything new. And without that thrilling sense that Vaughn is breaking all the rules, it becomes a lot harder to overlook the production's fundamental amateurishness.
September 21, 2017
Exaggerated, cartoonish violence, deliberately cheesy CGI, and a buoyant pop soundtrack make this a stylish if overstuffed romp.
September 21, 2017
It pulls off the impressive feat of feeling both hyperactive and lazy.
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