Reviews

Dec 17, 2015
It's basically Harry Potter with spies.
Jul 13, 2015
Good show, lads.
Jul 13, 2015
Newcomer juvenile lead Taron Egerton -- handsome, bright, Welsh -- has promise. He should be moved in the direction of a good movie.
Jul 13, 2015
If ever there was a semi-entertaining movie that sabotages itself with tastelessness and misogyny, this is it.
Feb 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.
Feb 20, 2015
Any sense of triumph is purely at the level of stuntcraft. The rest feels less than the sum of the moving parts.
Feb 20, 2015
Camping it up, Jackson is hilarious.
Feb 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.
Feb 13, 2015
Frequently reactionary, bordering on retrograde, bordering on reprobate. But it's also a tremendous amount of fun.
Feb 13, 2015
Based on a comic book, Kingsman occasionally betrays its roots but Vaughn has adapted it to fit his unique approach.
Feb 13, 2015
I don't use the word "reprehensible" a lot, but that's what this movie becomes after a promising start.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 13, 2015
It relishes low-class ugliness.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 12, 2015
A film that began with a confident sense of sophistication, wit, and edge knows what it is not ("This is not that kind of movie") but not what it is.
Feb 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.
Feb 12, 2015
Ultimately, there's little to care about in Kingsman, a spy film that's all dressed up with no place to go.