Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Taron Egerton and Mark Strong return to their roles in the sequel to 2014's spy action comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service. Co-stars Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Colin Firth.

When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, Eggsy (Egerton) discovers an allied spy organisation in the US called Statesman. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organisations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy in order to save the world - something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and sex141 minsUK, USA
ActionAdventureComedy

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Managing to be even more ridiculous than its predecessor, Kingsman: The Golden Circle sadly lacks the surprise factor of Matthew Vaughn’s 2014 breath of fresh (sometimes wonderfully foul) air. Unable to repeat the apprenticeship aspect of The Secret Service, its sequel kicks off with formerly-wayward youth Eggsy now a fully-fledged Kingsman agent, and attempts to fill the void left by a relatable underdog tale with overstuffed trans-Atlantic adventure. Uniformly enjoyable viewing, if seldom truly thrilling, the gags come at a clip, Vaughn’s action sequences remain distinctively staged, and callbacks to the prior installment earn solid chuckles.

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Variety

Variety

It is all aggressively stylised, abusively fast-paced and ear-bleedingly loud, relying so heavily on CGI that nothing - not one thing - seems to correspond to the real world.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

... a squicky melange of sloppy plot mechanics and potentially problematic stuff...

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Total Film

Total Film

Fun, fleeting entertainment if you’re after more of the same, but fails to carve out any fresh ground.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

This crazily overlong and tiresome follow-up doesn't seem to have the first idea what to do with itself - not least when it comes to its much-vaunted all-star cast, the majority of whom are barely even in it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

An exhausting, exhilarating watch.

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Stuff

Stuff

It is the endearing cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle who elevate what might otherwise be merely a three-star, mediocre, cashing-in sequel...

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Newsroom

Newsroom

Has moments of exhiliration, but feels a little too in love with itself to remain objective enough to know when to stop.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Considerable shrewdness is applied to the conception and execution of nearly every scene to make this old spy stuff feel fresh, which it mostly does.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

As ultraviolent as the first film, and as ultrasmutty, The Golden Circle will leave the Kingsfans grinning, even if its characters have less growing to do this time around.

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