Film review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Films in the 1960s has a certain glamour this is missing now — then-exotic locations, designer gowns, and fancy rooms. Men were well-dressed and villains were evil.

For spy films it was easy. There was the West, the East and wall down the middle.

The reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. takes us back to that world, as if the film had been locked in a time capsule and just discovered. Even the colour of the film is retro.

The plot is perhaps its weakest point — something about a rogue scientist and an atom bomb. It’s been done before. But director Guy Ritchie gets points for style, at least.

The opening set piece, an escape from East Berlin across the Berlin Wall, does its job of introducing characters and capturing the audience interest. A car chase through the narrow maze of streets in vintage cars — including a Trabant — establishes Napoleon Solo, played by Henry Cavill, as a clever CIA agent with nerves of steel.

For the full movie review, please visit The Prague Post.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E is on circuit at Bulgarian cinemas, in English with Bulgarian sub-titles, with the title Мъжът от U.N.C.L.E