Remember the good old days of spy movies? Before James Bond took himself so seriously? Back when it was about over-the-top villains with ridiculous plots for world domination, aided by wildly implausible but memorable henchmen? Before Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer cornered the market on the emotionally damaged real hero. "Kingsman: The Secret Service" is Matthew Vaughn's love letter to to everything that was fun about those movies -- on LSD. (continue reading)
Release date: Feb. 13, 2015
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Written by: Matthew Vaugn and Jane Goldman
Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Mark Strong, and Samuel L. Jackson
MPAA rating: Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content
Running time: 2 hr. 9 mins.