Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are superb as dueling gentleman spies. The female lead, Alicia Vikander, actually has a decent part and does it well. The villain is also played by a woman, Elizabeth Debicki. The plot is suitably twisty for a spy piece.
It occurs to me that this is the third spy film I've seen this year. All of them have had style, two in a British way and the other in a big-budget American action way. This, for me, is the best of the three for its occasional British understatedness, its fine acting performances, its spot-on and refreshing period feel, and its wonderful production values.
This is a satisfying and fun film. I enjoyed it.
Bechdel: Pass (B)
Mako Mori: Pass
What are these?
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (4.5)
- Mad Max: Fury Road (4.5)
- Pitch Perfect 2 (4)
- Ant-Man (4)
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (4)
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (3.5)
- Jupiter Ascending (3.5)
- Jurassic World (3)
- Tomorrowland (2.5)
- Kingsman: The Secret Service (2)
- Insurgent (2)
- Blackhat (1)