The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

critic Reviews

, 70% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Cranking up a true story of derring-do into a high-octane action flick that's heavy on spectacle if not suspense, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is another solid entry into Guy Ritchie's pantheon.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    All the swagger you'd want from a Guy Ritchie movie is completely absent here.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    It is a perfect match of story and director. Guy Ritchie is at his best in high-energy stories of very attractive men with mad fighting skills and no hesitation in using them.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    “Ministry” offers all kinds of collateral nonsense to pad the main nonsense.
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    Lauren CoatesAV Club
    Never reaches beyond familiar low-hanging fruit.
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    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    It’s a Point A to Point B journey that comes down to wisecracking blokes shooting Nazis. Only Guy Ritchie can turn such a setup into a pleasure cruise.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It's competently made but leaves you with nothing to hang on to, so slick that it completely slips away.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    Not a glorious cinematic conquest, but another solid victory by Colonel Ritchie. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Sarah MarrsLainey Gossip
    This is an astounding collection of hot people, standing around being hot for two hours.
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    Erik ChildressMovie Madness Podcast
    Guy Ritchie is not the person to be emulating Inglourious Basterds or any decent WWII mission movie. Starts with promise, bores for much of the middle and then climaxes in a jumble of editing that resembles just piecing together random shots.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    For some reason – maybe the “based on a true story” label, or the distaste for making comical villains out of Nazis — the action sequences feel labored and listless.
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