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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

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Terrorist (as Adrian Quentin)
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Harry Hart / Galahad
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Lee
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Lancelot
Alex Nikolov ...
Samantha Womack ...
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Dean
Jordan Long ...
Poodle
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Harry Hart is part of an elite secret spy organization called the Kingsman. When he finds a regular street kid named Gary "Eggsy" Unwin down on his luck, he recruits him into the ultra intense training program. Meanwhile, criminal tech mastermind Valentine is planning a mass genocide to wipe out certain DNA codes. When the Kingsman learn about the crime, Hart and Eggsy have to spring into action, track down the mastermind and his weapon and sift through a web of traitors to stop his plot. Written by PBH

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Manners maketh the man.


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Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$81,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,000,000 (USA) (13 February 2015)

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$128,248,205 (USA) (26 June 2015)
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The skydiving scenes were shot in real life. Acting as stunt doubles were the Red Bull skydive team, consisting of Andy Ford, Mike Carpenter, Steve Scott, Lucy Maycock, Chris Ivory, Dave Ruffell, Phil Curtis, Andy Duncan, Sean Freeman, Steve Howes & Ramsey Kent. World famous skydiving photographer Norman Kent was leading the actual execution of the shots. See more »

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When Eggsy was being interviewed in the police station and demands his right to a phone call, the officer did not have to leave. Under UK law (Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984) Eggsy would have the right to have someone informed of his arrest, but this is not immediate and does not even have to be the person in custody making that call. In any case a police officer or police staff will be present for the call. If he had asked for legal representation then the interview would have stopped immediately, but he would taken back to his cell. See more »

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[first lines]
Lancelot: [over the radio] This is Zero One Alpha. We have secured Falcon. I say again, we have secured Falcon.
Harry Hart: [interrogating terrorist] By the time I count to ten, you will have told me exactly what I need to know. If not, the number ten will be the last thing you will ever hear.
Harry Hart: One. Two. Three.
[shoots near him]
Harry Hart: Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight.
Interrogator: Grenade! Sir, get back!
[jumps on the terrorist]
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References Get Smart (1965) See more »

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Written by Gary Barlow / Howard Donald / Mark Owen / Steve Robson
Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd & Imagem Music
Performed by Take That
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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The Vaughn Supremacy
2 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's strange when you consider it, how much the Spy thriller genre has changed and grown because of James Bond, there is not a single Spy movie that is made that isn't and won't be compared to double 'O' seven himself. So I suppose it's no surprise that a film like Kingsman had to be made eventually, so I suppose the reel question is will this make the Sky fall or just be a quantum of nonsense?

Say what you like about Mathew Vaughn the man likes his comics. So far out of the 5 films he has directed, 3 were graphic novels first. Kingsman is one of them. The man's like the anti-Zack Snyder, he directs films based off of comics and brings out real issues in them, as opposed to Snyder who directs films based off of graphic novels and ignores any merit or comment on the wider world the books make and just makes HIS movies. I'm happy to say that Kingsman is probably the most fun I will have in a cinema screen this year.

As I've already said Spy films get compared to James Bond, so let's begin with that shall we? Kingsman is a film that is both totally unique and its own movie whilst fully embracing its British heritage, the films marketing campaign drew strong comparisons to For Your Eyes Only artwork. The film acknowledges all of those stupid spy clichés in a way which is both knowing and clever, and then it ditches them all. The best example of this I can give is in the opening sequence of the film, there is a glass of whisky, a lot of people die and there isn't a drop of said whiskey spilt, and at that moment Kingsman sticks two fingers up at the past and says "we're the future" and from that second onwards Kingsman is its own movie. The film successfully reinvents just about every stereotype imaginable in a spy film.

The villain, who is always central in a spy movie, is Valentine (played by Samuel L. Jackson). Valentine is a megalomaniac who wants world domination, all standard stuff so far, he also has a lisp and is terrified of blood. That's the kind of thing Kingsman does really well, it sets us up with the standard and transforms it to be unique.

The film is of course preposterous in the extreme, but I don't care. It was funny, clever, brilliant and unique. Kingsman has so many pro's to it that you can easily overlook the minor short comings, because in the end the film has a baddie who has blades for legs, I mean who doesn't love that?

What I like most about Kingsman is that even with all its madness it still manages to have some kind of heart; the entire movie is kind of a think piece on class war and the importance of legacy. The movie has a brain and a soul and it has no problem expressing either, the finale to the parachute problem proves this most for me.

I would be remised if I didn't mention something about the cast, let get over the whole "the obvious people are amazing thing" and look forward to the new comers Taron Egerton (playing "Eggsy") and Sophie Cookson (playing Roxy). These two talents have come from nowhere and broken through the glass ceiling, Cookson and Egerton are stars with one film to their names, and they deserve every single piece of praise that comes to them. Taron is such an unbelievably versatile young man, he can be funny, clever, cool, cocky, brash, physical, confident and insecure all without saying a word or moving a muscle. Also, I loved seeing Jack Davenport on screen again.

Kingsman is the film this country needed; it's confident and fun, without being disrespectful or full of nasty. In short, Sic.


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