A homage to the cold war Spy Movie “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”



The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a 2015 British-American action comedy spy film directed by Guy Ritchie, and co-written by Lionel Wigram and Ritchie, based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name, which was created by Ian Fleming, Norman Felton and Sam Rolfe. The film was released on August 14, 2015. The movie had a good storyline with charismatic stars to support its fizzy set pieces and uneven, thrilling action sequences that covered up the lack of substance with just enough style to please the audience and keep them cherished.


The film stars were Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant.


The plot or storyline of the movie shows the height of cold war era, where a criminal organization with its whereabouts unknown is planning to use nuclear technology to dismay the infirm balance of power between the United States Of America and Russia. To counter this threat, two CIA and KGB agents put their hatred and resentment aside and work as a coalition and stop the felons in their tracks. Whereas they find the task more difficult then it appeared to be, their only lead is the missing daughter of a German scientist whom they have to find to avoid a global disaster.

Critical Reception

The film received positive to mixed reviews from critics as and was described as “good spy movie that doesn’t disappoint’’. Although it was having a dash predictability and some questionable plot twists and sometimes it seemed like a partly bond or mission impossible movie, despite of all these minor flaws, the audience enjoyed the movie and admired it for its briskness, smart and action filled comedy along with a slick and stylish visual vibe of the 1960’s in a very beautiful way. Great chemistry between the leads and the respectable action scenes made it a fun homage to the cold war spy movies.

On the Box Office

The man from U.N.C.L.E was a modest box office success that has grossed over $100 million worldwide. As of September 24, 2015, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has grossed $45 million in North America and $55.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of slightly over $100 million, against a budget of $75 million.

The film grossed $900,000 from its early Thursday screenings and $4.8 million on its opening day. In its opening weekend, the film grossed $13.4 million, which was about $5 million below expectations, finishing 3rd at the box office. It opened in Russia with $3.1 million. In the United Kingdom, it opened alongside Sony Pictures’ Pixels, earning $2.3 million, debuting at No. 4 for Friday-Sunday, while Pixels was at No. 1 with $4.2 million, including previews during the week. Warner Bros did not preview The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Across Asia, it generated $2.7 million from six countries and $1.7 million in Australia.