The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Movie Review -- 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Never Reaches Its Full Potential


Loosely based on the concept of the mid-late 60s spy drama of the same name, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. effectively stands as a prequel/original story for the main two protagonists of the earlier series and recent film, American agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Russian spy Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). At first happenstance, the two meet as mortal rival spies one night in Soviet East Berlin, Solo tasked to disappear Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander) from behind the Iron Curtain and Illya ordered to stop the two from crossing the Capitalist/Communist checkpoint Charlie with extreme prejudice....