I've been very ambivalent about seeing the Man from UNCLE film, I'm not a believer in series television remakes in general, TV series have proven over and over again to be the least promising of source materials. UNCLE in particular is so tied to a specific time and culture that a remake never made sense to me.
But in the end I'm nosy so I finally did go. I'd give it three stars out of five.
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It's not great. It's not awful. It's not UNCLE either. I agree with something eilidhsd said in her review, unless you want to see Napoleon and Illya in these two characters you won't. They're very different, not just in terms of looks, but in terms of personality, skill sets, almost everything.