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  • Summary: A veteran spy (Colin Firth) of a super-secret organization recruits an unrefined but promising street kid (Taron Egerton) into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 38
  2. Negative: 5 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Feb 9, 2015
    91
    This is a case of all the elements lining up and pushing a potentially good film into the great category because of just how well executed it is.
  2. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Jan 8, 2015
    80
    Injecting fun and fairground thrills back into the spy movie, Kingsman is a blast. Firth is sensational, Jackson rules and newcomer Egerton surprises. Mission accomplished for Matthew Vaughn.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Feb 19, 2015
    75
    Kingsman is as violently kinetic as anything Vaughn has made, a list including Kick-Ass (the good one) and Craig's U.S. breakthrough, Layer Cake. But Kingsman is also wildly uneven, often slowing its roll to stiff-upper-lip pacing necessary (or not) to create a new British secret agent movie mythology.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Dec 27, 2014
    70
    Director Matthew Vaughn strikes an energetic balance between cartoonish action and character-driven drama... The mix grows less seamless and the story loses oomph as it barrels toward its doomsday countdown, but the cast’s dash and humor never flag.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Huddleston
    Jan 27, 2015
    60
    Never less than slick, precision-tooled multiplex entertainment, Kingsman hews close to the formula Vaughn and his co-writer Jane Goldman established in their superficially similar "Kick-Ass": hyperspeed action, pithy one-liners and grotesque ultraviolence.
  6. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Feb 12, 2015
    50
    It tries to get by on charm, and like a lot of movies, and people who make that attempt, “Kingsman” does have charm — just not enough.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Feb 9, 2015
    25
    It's tructured in familiar, safe terms, plays for very low stakes, and appeals to no one so much as white, male teenagers with chips on their shoulders.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 105
  2. Negative: 10 out of 105
  1. Feb 28, 2015
    10
    We had good time and the actors made this Movie jump off the screen. Special effects were sharp and effective. The Kingsman made for greatWe had good time and the actors made this Movie jump off the screen. Special effects were sharp and effective. The Kingsman made for great night out, Worth price and popcorn plus the Box of Dots. Will buy the Blu-Ray Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2015
    10
    The Kingsman rates an easy 10. It is the best movie to come out this year. I could watch it over and over and not get bored. The plot wasThe Kingsman rates an easy 10. It is the best movie to come out this year. I could watch it over and over and not get bored. The plot was great and the special effects were very different than anything I have seen. I hope there are a sequels and some way to keep Colin Firth in the film. He was "too cool for school". Comparing this film to the Bond movies, makes Bond seem like he is still in the first grade. This film is definitely post graduate level. Expand
  3. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    Kingsman is the most lavishly violent, sleek and funny spy movie that I have ever seen. Colin Firth is brilliant and newcomer Taron EdgertonKingsman is the most lavishly violent, sleek and funny spy movie that I have ever seen. Colin Firth is brilliant and newcomer Taron Edgerton was great in the supporting as well. Samuel Jackson made the perfect villain. One of my favorite directors- Matthew Vaughn, is at the top of his game. The fight scenes are perfectly choreographed, and the comic element is top notch. This is a movie that you will die to see again after walking out of the theater. Ignore the Fifty Shades that stop you from getting to the theatre, watch this movie. Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2015
    9
    If you expecting a realistic dark gritty spy movie, you will be disappointed. If you remember the late 1970s and 1980s James Bond movies, thatIf you expecting a realistic dark gritty spy movie, you will be disappointed. If you remember the late 1970s and 1980s James Bond movies, that is more like what you should expect. This is a popcorn flick and if you go in with that in mind, you should enjoy it. Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2015
    8
    This was Kill Bill meets James Bond on steroids! I was shocked and impressed by Colin Firth action sequences because he's mainly in OscarThis was Kill Bill meets James Bond on steroids! I was shocked and impressed by Colin Firth action sequences because he's mainly in Oscar worthy type productions. It want be a hyped film except with cult audiences, due to the UK producing eccentric over the top action comedy, but still with class and Hollywood flavor. They always have Bond! Expand
  6. Feb 28, 2015
    7
    It's level of violence is ridiculous, but that's part of the charm of this fun, quirky spy movie. It's got some witty dialogue, some coolIt's level of violence is ridiculous, but that's part of the charm of this fun, quirky spy movie. It's got some witty dialogue, some cool fight scenes, and some good acting performances, particularly by Colin Firth. It's a fun one for sure. Expand
  7. Feb 21, 2015
    0
    I hated this movie. It's not just a truly horrible film, it's so incredibly ultraviolent it's like the video game Grand Theft Auto withI hated this movie. It's not just a truly horrible film, it's so incredibly ultraviolent it's like the video game Grand Theft Auto with zombies, only worse. This was the most disgusting violence, gratuitous and glorified, truly over the top. The trailer for this movie is 100 % misleading. It makes it look like a James Bond movie but in reality it's more like a zombie movie. Horrible, horrible, horrible. I wish I could un-buy this movie ticket. I wish I could un-see this movie. It's truly the worst movie I've ever seen. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING! Expand

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