Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Starring
  • Taron Egerton
  • Colin Firth
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Sofia Boutella
  • Mark Strong
Screenplay by
  • Jane Goldman
  • Matthew Vaughn
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Certificate

15

UK Release Date 29th January 2015

Summary

Recently recruited spy Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton) has to stop wicked Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) from launching an outrageous plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree.

Is The Plot Interesting?

The plot isn’t interesting as such but it’s entertaining for sure. It’s a sort of modern James Bond which is definitely what made it catch my eye. I don’t really like serious spy movies but because Kingsman is part comedy I really enjoyed it.

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Is The Acting Good?

Everyone in the movie gives great comedic performances, Taron Egerton and Colin Firth leading them all. This is a surprising role for Colin Firth but he pulls it off and eliminates any of the doubt we had.

Is The Directing Good?

I have liked some of Matthew Vaughn’s previous work so I had no reason to think the directing would be bad. And it isn’t; he seemed to know how to get the best out of the actors he was working with and did a great job.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

There’s one action sequence in particular that I remember clearly because it was filmed really well. In the scene the camera was hand-held. They used this technique to their advantage and didn’t overuse it.

Is It Worth Watching?

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a great movie that mixes action, adventure and comedy really well. Also, the cinematography is great at using the different techniques to create the different effects wanted.

4/5

Um, listen, boys. I’ve had a rather emotional day, so whatever your beef with Eggsy is – and I’m sure it’s well founded – I’d appreciate it enormously if you could just leave us in peace, until I can finish this lovely pint of Guinness.

– Colin Firth as Harry Hart