THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.:  Director Guy Ritchie treats this reboot of the TV classic with great affection and style.  Set in the early 60's at the height of the cold war, the film has all the trappings of that mod era and two suave stars, particularly Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo with Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin who has the bigger role and delivers it beautifully.  And while they start out as arch enemies (CIA vs. KG, they end up the best of comrades.  The plot has one of those mysterious organizations trying to upset the balance of power between the USA and the Soviet Union.   And that's about all you need to know.  The supporting cast includes Hugh Grant, Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki as a sophisticated villainous of the highest order.  Boy, is she fun to watch.  The well-written script has many chuckles up its sleeve and a wonderful moment with an “electric” chair.  And of course, the door is opened for a sequel, if enough people cry uncle.  Well, you can count me in.

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