StorylineIn the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas.
Boring - this is what this film is; the first half hour was so slow that I was tempted to walk out. In bringing back this 60s classic they forgot to add any decent action until very late on and the whole story line was so stupid and unlikely that I shook my head in disbelief. Let's make the 'nazty Nazis' the villains - in the 1960s? Yeah right. Compared to Mission Impossible V, let alone Bond, this was more of advertisement for classic 1960s sartorial elegance than anything resembling a spy thriller. The two male leads had all the charisma of men's underwear models and there was never much in the way of genuine excitement, let alone tension. You always knew that the 'nazty Nazis' were a bunch of hopeless goons and that our heroes would make short work of them, with the help of a British aircraft carrier (!). Guy Ritchie has proved yet again what a vacuous and shallow director he is with this weak effort - lots of glitz and no substance.