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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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Matthew Vaughn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Terrorist (as Adrian Quentin)
Colin Firth ... Harry Hart / Galahad
Mark Strong ... Merlin
Jonno Davies ... Lee
Jack Davenport ... Lancelot
Alex Nikolov Alex Nikolov ... Little Eggsy
Samantha Womack ... Michelle Unwin
Mark Hamill ... Professor Arnold
Velibor Topic ... Big Goon
Sofia Boutella ... Gazelle
Samuel L. Jackson ... Valentine
Michael Caine ... Arthur
Taron Egerton ... Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin
Geoff Bell ... Dean
Jordan Long ... Poodle
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Storyline

A young man named Eggsy, whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single-handedly. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called "The Kingsman", and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman, and he takes it. He undergoes a gruelling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman, and the trail leads him to tech billionaire Valentine a.k.a. "V", who is also curious about the group following him, ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Manners maketh man.


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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Arabic | Swedish

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret Service See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,152,128 (United Kingdom), 1 February 2015

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,000,000, 15 February 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,261,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$414,351,546
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Harry Hart (Colin Firth) has Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton) click his heels like a German, a blade comes out of the shoe toe. Harry also mentioned in the old days there was a phone in the heel, a reference to the television spy comedy Get Smart (1965). See more »

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Being ostensibly British, the business jet that Eggsy, Lancelot (Roxy) and Merlin fly in, its tail number should start with a G. Instead, it starts with an N, indicating it's an American aircraft. 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.
[Hart shoots the terrorist in both legs; the terrorist slumps forwards]
Harry Hart: Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight.
[the terrorist sits back up, with a grenade pin in his teeth]
Interrogator: Grenade! Sir, get back!
[...]
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The opening credits are formed by pieces of rubble that fall off of an Arabian compound during the opening scene. The title of the movie itself is formed by snowflakes in a snow globe. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Czech version has the church scene removed and the princess anal sex scene edited. The famous scene with the princess at the end is intact, but zooms in to the blanket on the left in order to be more harmless, and thus her bare bottom is not shown. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Money For Nothing
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Performed by Dire Straits
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Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd & Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Surprisingly brilliant
11 June 2016 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Having really enjoyed/loved 'X Men: First Class' and 'Kick Ass' and being someone who likes a lot of the actors, 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' did seem really intriguing.

There was the intrepidation of whether it would balance the violence and humour well, whether the violence would feel too much or whether the humour would leave a bad taste in the mouth. Finally watching it, 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' was surprisingly brilliant. It sends up the spy genre (primarily James Bond), very like 'Kick Ass did with comic books, and does so brilliantly.

'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is stylishly and audaciously made, with slick visual effects, very imaginative camera work and editing in the action scenes that gives the film an almost operatic grandeur (like in the fight scene in the church), very cool gadgets, richly coloured lighting and audacious production design. The soundtrack is very groovy and catchy, but is careful not to be overbearing, it is far from one-note too and fits with everything going on very well.

Vaughn does a fine job directing here. Not just achieving the right balance of humour and violence (injecting much needed fun into a genre that has become increasingly serious over the years) and keeping the story absorbing and the characters interesting, but standing out in particular were how he properly allows the audience to properly take in what is happening in the action, without jumping around incoherently or being static, and the huge amount of work that he even puts into the little things like with the opening credits.

The film's script is deliciously irreverent, sometimes raunchy, unrelentingly vulgar and very witty, with a plethora of laugh-out-loud funny to hilarious moments. While the action is grim and unflinching (some of it is not for the faintest of hearts) but nail-biting and surprisingly dynamic, the fight scene in the church especially standing out. The story is very clever and absorbing, with incredibly energetic pacing without being too hectic or rushed. The film does deal with the twist well, it could easily have been out-of-place, clichéd or overly silly but it's actually a lot of fun with a touch of humanity injected.

'Kingsman: The Secret Service' contains some very memorable characters, including a hench-woman with legs that can kill. It's very well acted too, three of the standouts being Colin Firth, cast against type but doing a phenomenal job (also doing incredibly well in the action), Taron Egerton as an immensely likable main lead and Samuel L. Jackson (though his performance has divided reviewers it seems and understandably), who is clearly having the time of his life as lisping megalomaniac villain Valentine. That is not to dispute Michael Caine, who is more than dependable as a somewhat ambiguous sort of character, and Mark Strong who has a knack of making even weak material interesting, or Sophie Cookson, very fetching though in a slightly underwritten role, and Sofia Boutella who nobody wants to mess with.

If there is something that lets 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' down it is the ending with the anal sex. This was the one part of the film that to me came over as really unnecessary and tasteless, also seeming very out of place compared to the rest of the material and it is introduced randomly. The infamous Princess line is pretty offensively perverse as well.

All in all, though, a surprisingly brilliant send up that does nearly everything right. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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