Kingsman

Kingsman

The Secret Service

DVD - 2015
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Based upon the acclaimed comic book, the movie tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that 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.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
NTSC, rda
widescreen (2.39:1), 24 fps, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
4 3/4 in., rda

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MomofMac
Oct 12, 2017

I get what they were trying to do with a spy movie spoof. Good idea. Had potential to be a classic. Unfortunately they missed.

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myamber
Oct 09, 2017

Great movie
Can'r wait to see part two.

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science264
Sep 01, 2017

Brilliant goes up in the ranks with Wild Target and The man from UNCLE!

This is a fun, fast, and stylish spy sort-of-spoof. My biggest peeve was with Samuel L. Jackson as the villain. I didn't like him at all (and I normally quite like SLJ). His stupid lisp, dumb had, and his overall performance was just wrong, in my opinion, and dragged the movie down. On the plus side, the fight scenes were cool and a bit different. Worth a look but don't expect a modern James Bond kind of film. It's more of a 70s-era Roger Moore Bond type film.

Note for Toronto folk: You can briefly see University Avenue in Toronto in one of the riot scenes fairly late in the move.

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brooklynmu
Feb 28, 2017

I can (sometimes) appreciate a good old action movie where the plots don't add up, which I was in the mood for when I picked this up...I have to say it delivers a whopping 3 mins of action (church scene) and nothing else. The one star is rewarded for Colin Firth's unfailing good looks.

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sdiblasio
Jan 24, 2017

This film has some truth, but it is shocking to watch. There is a reason it is rated R. Some radical environmentalist do think that the only way to save the planet is to reduce the human population by 20%. Brain implants do exist. The chips were created in the 50's and first implanted in orphaned children. It was called the 'Bluebird Project'. The Manchurian Candidate followed. The wi-fi cell sim card was plausible. It is an abomination of the Holy Spirit. The Church scene was a horrifying result of the mark of the beast.

This film is not for all--some adult Christians may find it too offensive.

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JihadiConservative
Sep 02, 2016

The last half hour ruined a somewhat decent action movie. It had good fights, a ok story and a AMAZING soundtrack. The Church scene was shockingly violent. But why that ending? It was a joke.

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trevordunfordswife
Aug 21, 2016

Hard to go wrong with Samuel Jackson, Colin Firth and Michael Caine but this movie tries hard. Why Jackson affects that ridiculous lisp is beyond me: found it really off-putting especially as it comes and goes throughout the movie. The jokes were telegraphed and the puns were lame. Mark Strong however is very good, as usual as are Firth and Caine. The bit at the end with the princess is just too much and knocks this down to two stars for me.

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66healey
Aug 06, 2016

A bit of summer and popcorn fluff. More suited to late teens, but still a bit of fun, in the vein of the very early Bond movies. Short on plot, big on preposterous characters and action, some gadgets. You get the idea. Michael Caine, Samuel Jackson and Colin Firth had fun, and laughed all the way to the bank.

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Onewhoissaved
Jul 29, 2016

"Kingman: The Secret Service" definitely is a British comedy. 81 Years old Michael Caine still has a good voice and his body has not bowed out like so many others his age. Samuel L. Jackson must love the opportunity to adopted a lisp and still claim to rule the world through his personality. The young Welsh actor, Taron Egerton, could have been replaced by any other young actor without anyone caring who or where he comes from. The gratuitous violence to background music was boring! The exposed woman's backside as she waits for sex was a crude scene. No wonder our world has degraded into lax morality with this type of movie masquerading as comedy.

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Jul 05, 2017

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Jun 28, 2016

Videoprone thinks this title is suitable for 19 years and over

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Apr 27, 2016

Mtrey thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Sep 12, 2015

VV12 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Aug 26, 2015

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aserrano318
Jul 30, 2015

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aserrano318
Jul 06, 2016

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."

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archelogos1
Sep 12, 2015

The premise was good - we are all prone to violence on some level - but not as well developed in the main character. The family bully and wife beater needed to get his recompense and be thrown into jail to top it off, but got off fairly lightly. It was over the top in violent "entertainment" in the rest of the movie and I felt violated and defiled throughout - the language reflected our total human degradation. Senseless rear-end of an ending as well ... but maybe that was the point for this kind of human pollution.

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jimg2000
Sep 11, 2015

My original quotes have gone missing, but there are plenty good one sin IMDb:

Harry Hart: [Quoting Ernest Hemingway] There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

Harry Hart: Since 1849, Kingsman Tailors have clothed the world's most powerful individuals. In 1919, a great number of them had lost their heirs to World War I. That meant a lot of money going uninherited. And a lot of powerful men with the desire to preserve peace and protect life. Our founders realized that they could channel that wealth and influence for the greater good. And so began our adventure. An independent international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion. Without the politics and bureaucracy that undermine the intelligence of government-run spy organisations. A suit is the modern gentleman's armour. And the Kingsman agents are the new knights.

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DaveOlshaski
Jul 07, 2015

Manners Maketh Man

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VV12
Sep 12, 2015

Violence: some particularly grisly fight scenes

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