The Man from UNCLE

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Grant
  • UK release: 14 August 2015
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This stylish rendition of the 60s spy series suffers from a vague and clunky script, but is somewhat redeemed by the skilful casting of Cavill and Hammer. Grant has enormous fun as the shadowy controller Waverly, and there's one incredible set piece you don't want to miss.

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Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s period of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. follows the story of agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The duo team up on a mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organisation, which is bent on destabilising the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.

The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find her and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E

11 Aug 20153 stars

Stylish but poorly scripted spy caper starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer

Based on the vintage American TV series, Guy Ritchie’s first feature since 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a pristine Cold War lookbook of 1960s spy fashion. Reimagining the era’s sexiest spies is tricky. After all, these are the roles that…

Hugh Grant set for supporting role in Man From U.N.C.L.E

9 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Hugh Grant has joined the cast of 'Man From U.N.C.L.E'. The smooth-talking Brit has signed on for a supporting role as the head of British Naval Intelligence in Guy Ritchie's upcoming spy flick, according to The Holllywood Reporter. The film is based on…

Elizabeth Debicki joins Man from U.N.C.L.E.

1 Aug 2013

Film gossip

Elizabeth Debicki has joined the cast of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 'The Great Gatsby' actress - who played Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann's opulent adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel - will star alongside Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill and…

Henry Cavil for Man From U.N.C.L.E.?

29 May 2013

Film gossip

Henry Cavill is in talks to star in 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' The 'Man of Steel' actor is reportedly in negotiations to replace Tom Cruise in Guy Ritchie's big screen adaptation of the TV series after the 50-year-old actor dropped out to focus on 'Mission…

Tom Cruise drops out of Man From U.N.C.L.E

28 May 2013

Film gossip

Tom Cruise has dropped out of 'Man From U.N.C.L.E'. The 50-year-old actor is reportedly no longer involved in Guy Ritchie's big screen adaptation of the 60s secret agent TV series as he wants to focus on producing and starring in 'Mission: Impossible…

Alicia Vikander to star in Man From U.N.C.L.E?

9 May 2013

Film gossip

Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to star in 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' The up-and-coming actress is said to be in talks for the lead female role in Guy Ritchie's big screen adaptation of the secret agent TV series, starring alongside 'Oblivion' actor…

Armie Hammer joins The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

25 Apr 2013

Film gossip

Armie Hammer has joined the cast of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' The 'Lone Ranger' actor will star alongside Tom Cruise in director Guy Ritchie's big screen remake of the secret agent TV series, reports Deadline. The original TV show - which ran from 1964…

Tom Cruise eyes U.N.C.L.E. role

19 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Tom Cruise is in talks to star in 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'. The 'Jack Reacher' star is in early talks to star in the big screen adaptation of the cult 1960s TV show, which sees agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin fighting the evil of Thrush as part…

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