“the riskiest mainstream movie in years, Vaughn's love letter to spy movies may be uneven in places, but it's ultra-violent, envelope-pushing, and fun enough to overcome the flaws.”~Chris Hewitt, Empire
Aroview: Good-natured, violent spoof in which gentleman spy Colin Firth recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the ultra-competitive training program of his secret agency, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius (Samuel L. Jackson).
Like a James Bond film on steroids (ala Tarantino), the director of KICK ASS provides supreme entertainment in spades, notwithstanding a controversial massacre scene, and a coda that quite literally hits a bum-note.
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4 stars (Very Good) As derivative as it is in some ways, it seems positively refreshing after the "grim and gritty" turn in the Bond franchise. What a "blockbuster" mainstream Hollywood film should be.~SteveParkes