The King's Man

critic Reviews

, 42% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    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.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    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.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    The tone lurches awkwardly from sweeping colonial melodrama to grim battle epic, camp, pseudo-Bond caper and crass, unfunny farce.
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    Mark OlsenLos Angeles Times
    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.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    As either a 007-inspired spy film or a comic book adventure, The King's Man feels stale.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Part satire, part adventure, this prequel fails at both...
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    Ruben Peralta RigaudCocalecas
    Simply put, it lacks a sense of fun. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Dan BayerNext Best Picture
    Funnier, more surprising, and more heartfelt than the first two films in the series, and if the team can keep up this level of quality in the future, then Mr. Bond may just have to watch his back.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    Imagine a feature length film of Drunk History where everyone was high on cocaine, and you might understand The King’s Man experience.
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    Kip MooneyCollege Movie Review
    Can't decide if it wants to be Paths of Glory or Austin Powers.
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