A SUPER-SECRET ORGANIZATION recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a dire global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. A phenomenal cast, including ACADEMY AWARD® Winners Colin Firth and Michael Caine* and OSCAR® Nominee Samuel L. Jackson**, leads this action-packed spy-thriller directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class).
*Colin Firth, Actor, The King’s Speech, 2010. Michael Caine, Supporting Actor: Hannah And Her Sisters, 1986; The Cider House Rules, 1999. **Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994.
**Panel to Screen: The Education of a 21st Century Super-Spy
**3 Image Galleries: Behind the Scenes, Sets and Props
Cast & Crew
On Day One of filming, they must have thrown away the moral compass and taken a group vow to splatter our sensibilities with stylish, gratuitous violence and one "Wait, what?!" moment after another.
Camping it up, Jackson is hilarious.
Frequently reactionary, bordering on retrograde, bordering on reprobate. But it's also a tremendous amount of fun.
Based on a comic book, Kingsman occasionally betrays its roots but Vaughn has adapted it to fit his unique approach.
Kingsman is not a film for gentlemen. It's for us, the great unwashed, bloodthirsty audience. It's an immaculately engineered, laugh-out-loud appeal to our own depravity.
Kingsman: The Secret Service is a lively, dashing and amusing motion picture that smartly spoofs and slyly celebrates the James Bond spy-film franchise.
"Kingsman: The Secret Service" is a youth-quaking riff bursting with affection for vintage 007 action and urbanity, yet one that feels wholly organic in the way it goes about selling this appreciation to a younger crowd.