Kingsman: The Secret Service Reviews

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July 13, 2015
Good show, lads.
July 13, 2015
If ever there was a semi-entertaining movie that sabotages itself with tastelessness and misogyny, this is it.
February 26, 2015
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 20, 2015
Any sense of triumph is purely at the level of stuntcraft. The rest feels less than the sum of the moving parts.
February 20, 2015
Camping it up, Jackson is hilarious.
February 16, 2015
The set pieces manage to be both bold and old. A bloody shoot-out set in a Kentucky church, however, is just cold.
February 13, 2015
Frequently reactionary, bordering on retrograde, bordering on reprobate. But it's also a tremendous amount of fun.
February 13, 2015
Based on a comic book, Kingsman occasionally betrays its roots but Vaughn has adapted it to fit his unique approach.
February 13, 2015
It sounds fun in theory, I guess, and there are some entertaining moments of rude irreverence here and there but the giddiness gets a bit tedious after a while.
February 13, 2015
Kingsman is not a film for gentlemen. It's for us, the great unwashed, bloodthirsty audience. It's an immaculately engineered, laugh-out-loud appeal to our own depravity.
February 13, 2015
It relishes low-class ugliness.
February 13, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service is a lively, dashing and amusing motion picture that smartly spoofs and slyly celebrates the James Bond spy-film franchise.
February 13, 2015
The film tries so hard to be a clever, deconstructive meta-tale, forever winking at the audience about its silly story, that it metas itself into insignificance.
February 12, 2015
It's not necessarily trying to reinvent Bond, so much as reminding us that there are other games in town. And they can be just as enjoyable to play.
February 12, 2015
The problem is that Mr. Vaughn has no interest in, or perhaps understanding of, violence as a cinematic tool. He doesn't use violence; he squanders it.
February 12, 2015
Ultimately, there's little to care about in Kingsman, a spy film that's all dressed up with no place to go.
February 12, 2015
"Kingsman: The Secret Service" is a youth-quaking riff bursting with affection for vintage 007 action and urbanity, yet one that feels wholly organic in the way it goes about selling this appreciation to a younger crowd.
February 12, 2015
If you can forgive the failings for at least some of the two-plus-hour running time, "Kingsman" serves up its share of entertaining froth.
Top Critic
February 12, 2015
Kingsman ... keeps finding new ways to surprise with well-trodden territory.
February 12, 2015
Vaughn packs the frames with eye-popping detail, and there's an infectious creative energy to his violent action sequences, but the film's hatefulness is hard to stomach.
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