Kingsman: The Secret Service Synopsis
Kingsman: The Secret Service 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.
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By Drew Taylor
Vaughn and his collaborators have taken a crude and disposable property and turned it into something more – a thoughtful, exciting,...
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By Drew McWeeny
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...
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Those more devoted to the genre can debate whether Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman is the best comic-book movie of the last few years. What's...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Firth is brilliant. He’s playing a veteran super spy in a very violent but very silly movie, but even when Harry is explaining why there’s...
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The Guardian

By Jordan Hoffman
Despite the presence of grandfatherly Michael Caine, Kingsman’s tone is about as far from the Christopher Nolan-style superhero film as you...
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By Chris Hewitt (1)
Perhaps the riskiest mainstream movie in years, Vaughn’s love letter to spy movies may be uneven in places, but it’s ultra-violent,...
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Total Film

By James Mottram
Injecting fun and fairground thrills back into the spy movie, Kingsman is a blast. Firth is sensational, Jackson rules and newcomer Egerton...
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By James Rocchi
Kingsman: The Secret Service is a startlingly enjoyable and well-made action film leavened by humor and slicked along by style, made by,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Mashing up satire, subtle social commentary, clever gadgetry, keen wit and high-octane style, this spy saga — based on the comic book...
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By Peter Debruge
While seriousness has overtaken the Bond franchise in recent years (hardly a bad thing, mind you), Kingsman runs no such risk. Vaughn...
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Very Disappointed

By kpar2008
This movie had great potential. Unfortunately it just wasn't worth wading through all the language and violence. If you had any ideas about seeing the Kingsman please reconsider. The violence was...

Very uneven

By RandytheMovieFan
Combine the most serious of James Bond movies (maybe Skyfall) with the most silly (probably Moonraker) and you have a very uneven, occasionally good but ultimately unsatisfying film. Kingsman has...

Really Enjoyable

By ambernwoods1
Great movie, definitely not for kids. It was crazy, and it acknowledged that it was crazy. The choreography of the fight scenes was really well done. It was a great mix of "crazy spy movie" and...

Novel, action packed, and super random.

By WannabeCritic_89
I was super excited to see this movie, but the previews were very misleading! I have no idea why they advertised it as having the same directors as was nothing like an X-men movie or...


By patrickgrinage
Outside of the traditional Bond movies, Kingsman is probably the best spy movie I have ever seen thus far. It combines Action, Wit, Cheeky Comedy, and an Outstanding Cast. The fight scenes are truly...

Tell me this isnt the direction all movies are going

By tyathensga
No moral character. Christian bashing. Tasteless....

Oh boy...

By spiralback
I love Colin Firth in everything,including this,and the film's other leading man has charisma. I actually found myself enjoying parts of this film.I suppose it's sort of fun and well done for a...

Terrible-graphic violence, vulgar

By cdnjma
We went because it starred Colin Firth, and didn't know it was based on a comic. Way too much extended and graphic violence. At least 15-20 minutes could have been cut from the church fight scenes...


By jwfootball13
It is the kill la kill of spy movies. It's so ridiculous and has no right to work but it was amazing. Absolutely phenominal....

Awful Zero Stars

By buylocal
NOT funny, not interesting, all that's stupid and disappointing about our culture....

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Rated R | For Sequences of Strong Violence, Language and Some Sexual Content.
What Parents Need to Know
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