Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Stylish, subversive, and above all fun, Kingsman: The Secret Service finds director Matthew Vaughn sending up the spy genre with gleeful abandon.

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Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells 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. (c) Fox
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R (for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content)
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Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Taron Egerton
as Gary "Eggsy" Unwin
Colin Firth
as Harry Hart
Mark Hamill
as Professor Arnold
Samuel L. Jackson
as Richmond Valentine
Jack Davenport
as Lancelot
Michael Caine
as Arthur
Sofia Boutella
as Gazelle
Samantha Womack
as Michelle Unwin
Geoff Bell
as Dean
Corey Johnson
as Church Leader
Alex Nikolov
as Little Eggsy
Velibor Topic
as Big Goon
Jordan Long
as Poodle
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Critic Reviews for Kingsman: The Secret Service

All Critics (224) | Top Critics (45)

Good show, lads.

Full Review… | July 13, 2015
Detroit News
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If ever there was a semi-entertaining movie that sabotages itself with tastelessness and misogyny, this is it.

Full Review… | July 13, 2015
Associated Press
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On Day One of filming, they must have thrown away the moral compass and taken a group vow to splatter our sensibilities with stylish, gratuitous violence and one "Wait, what?!" moment after another.

February 26, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times
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Any sense of triumph is purely at the level of stuntcraft. The rest feels less than the sum of the moving parts.

Full Review… | February 20, 2015
Grantland
Top Critic

Camping it up, Jackson is hilarious.

Full Review… | February 19, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

The set pieces manage to be both bold and old. A bloody shoot-out set in a Kentucky church, however, is just cold.

Full Review… | February 16, 2015
Us Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Director Matthew Vaughn's Kingsmen: The Secret Service is my favorite James Bond movie. It's everything you'd want in a spy thriller while charting its own edgy direction. It's a combination of Bond and My Fair Lady, and I never knew how brilliant that combination could be until Vaughn got his hands on the graphic novel source material. Newcomer Taran Eagleton lays on plenty of star-making charm as a spy-in-training under the guidance of a dapper gentleman brawler Colin Firth. The spy hijinks are fun and stylish but what Vaughn does just about better than any other big-budget filmmaker is pack his movie with payoffs small and large so that the end result is a dizzying rush of audience satisfaction. The action sequences are exhilarating, in particular a frenzied church massacre made to appear as a single take. I never would have thought of the tweedy Firth as an action hero, but he sure plays the part well. There's also an awesome villainous henchwoman who has blades for legs, and the film makes fine use of this unique killing apparatus. Kingsmen explodes with attitude, wit, dark surprises, and knowing nods to its genre forbearers. Vaughn is a filmmaker that has become a trusted brand. He has an innate ability to fully utilize the studio money at his disposal to create daringly entertaining movies that walk to their own stylish beat. This is a cocksure adrenaline shot of entertainment that left me begging for more. Nate's Grade: A

Nate Zoebl
Nate Zoebl

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The church scene was incredible

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

Super Reviewer

An exhilarating, subversive homage to old spy movies that boasts a smart and hugely entertaining plot, a great cast (Jackson is hilarious), a fabulous costume and production design, and a delicious stylized violence that makes this the Kick-Ass of the spy movies.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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