New The Man From UNCLE movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action flick, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” into theaters today, August 14th, 2015, and all the reviews have been submitted by the top critics. It turns out that they were mixed on this one, giving it an overall 53 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Christian Berkel, Elizabeth Debicki, Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, Luca Calvani and Sylvester Groth. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Alonso Duralde at TheWrap, gave it a 78 score, stating: “This new Man from U.N.C.L.E. would be an instant masterpiece if it were consistently as good as its best parts, but even as a hit-and-miss affair, it’s a bracing bit of late-summer fun for anyone who has given up the notion of a major studio offering anything truly revelatory until at least October.”
Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score, stating: “The Man from U.N.C.L.E. plays a like a lower key, vintage edition of a “Mission: Impossible” movie. It’s a good movie with a great look.”
Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it a 63 grade. He said: “Vikander, the sexbot in “Ex Machina,” is having a hell of a year. And you can see why. Gaby isn’t much of a part, but Vikander makes her a live wire. Her impromptu dance with Kuryakin that ends in a wrestling match is, well, something to see.”
Manohla Dargis over at The New York Times, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “Mr. Ritchie tends to flaunt his wares like a store clerk, fawning over the clothes, chairs and cars, and his usual rabbity pace slows to a tortoiselike crawl whenever the actors deliver a lot of words, which gratefully isn’t often. His talent, as he proves repeatedly, is making bodies and cars crash through space.”
Peter Debruge from Variety, gave it a 60 grade, stating: “Cavill and Hammer have each toplined major tentpoles before, so it’s something of a mystery why neither makes much of an impression here, but there’s a curious vacuum at the center of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that almost certainly owes to its casting.”
Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 50 score. He said: “While Mission: Impossible has found a popular way to reimagine an old show for modern times, Man is immersed in all things retro — from the ginchy fashion to a jazzy score — but for an action adventure, it’s a mostly tedious affair with fleeting moments of cool.”
Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score, stating: “Ritchie is a director with no instinct for the audience, and he can’t hold things together for an entire film. He seems at a loss, from moment to moment, as to what he should emphasize.”