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The King's Man (2021)



Critic Consensus: Ralph Fiennes' solid central performance in The King's Man is done dirty by this tonally confused prequel's descent into action thriller tedium.

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As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in "The King's Man."


Ralph Fiennes
as Duke of Oxford
Djimon Hounsou
as Neil Kenlock
Tom Hollander
as George V / Wilhelm II / Nicholas II
Branka Katic
as Tsarina Alix
Constantine Gregory
as Mayor of Sarajevo
Paul Philip Clark
as Shepherd Guard
Simon Connolly
as White House Butler
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Afterwards I had to check if, for example, Mata Hari seduced US president Woodrow Wilson. This did-it-happen? question holds the interest throughout what is otherwise just another well-made, well-acted spy caper.

January 7, 2022 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Tonally and thematically The King's Man is all over the place, in a way that lays bare the cynicism of Vaughn's own mission: to appear transgressive yet reassuringly conventional.

January 6, 2022 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The tone lurches awkwardly from sweeping colonial melodrama to grim battle epic, camp, pseudo-Bond caper and crass, unfunny farce.

December 30, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It is downright diabolical for Vaughn to make audiences even imagine a sequel to this unnecessary prequel simply to see if can be as outlandish as promised.

December 23, 2021 | Full Review…

As either a 007-inspired spy film or a comic book adventure, The King's Man feels stale.

December 23, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Part satire, part adventure, this prequel fails at both...

December 22, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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