New Kingsman,The Secret Service movie got mixed reviews from top critics. 20th Century FOX released their new action/thriller flick, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that they were pretty mixed about it, giving it an overall 59 score out of a possible 100 across 35 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Colin Firth and Taron Egerton. We’ve included blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 score, saying: “Firth is brilliant. He’s playing a veteran super spy in a very violent but very silly movie, but even when Harry is explaining why there’s a dead stuffed dog in his bathroom, Firth gives a disciplined, serious performance.”
James Rocchi at the TheWrap, gave it an 80 grade. He said: “Kingsman: The Secret Service is a startlingly enjoyable and well-made action film leavened by humor and slicked along by style, made by, for, and about people who’ve seen far too many Bond films.”
Tom Russo at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score, saying: “It’s also a movie that further establishes Vaughn as one of the edgier and more underrated genre voices of the moment, and that makes us wonder why Colin Firth hasn’t indulged in an action sideline all along.”
Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 75 grade. She said: “Mashing up satire, subtle social commentary, clever gadgetry, keen wit and high-octane style, this spy saga — based on the comic book series The Secret Service — is bolstered by a terrific cast.”
Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score, stating: “Kingsman is all over the place, sometimes to its detriment. But you won’t want to miss the surprises it delights in springing.”
Joe McGovern over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 grade, saying: ” Speaking of young men, newcomer Taron Egerton, playing Harry’s protégé, delivers a star-making performance flush with the kind of charm and unexpected gravitas that no amount of flashy filmmaking can fake.”
Sheri Linden at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 score, stating: “Director Matthew Vaughn strikes an energetic balance between cartoonish action and character-driven drama… The mix grows less seamless and the story loses oomph as it barrels toward its doomsday countdown, but the cast’s dash and humor never flag.”