The King's Man

As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

  • Released: 2021-12-22
  • Runtime: 131 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Thrillers, War
  • Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, Charles Dance, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stanley Tucci, Robert Aramayo, Ross Anderson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Neil Jackson, Alison Steadman, Martin Razpopov, Chloé Booyens, Albert Giannitelli, Olivier Richters, Branka Katić, Katarina Martin, Constantine Gregory, Todd Boyce, Maja Simonsen, Stevee Davies, Hal Fowler, Connor Calland, Kya Garwood, Renars Latkovskis, Jack Cunningham-Nuttall, Alexander Shaw, Bevan Viljoen, Shaun Scott, Andrew Bridgmont, Valerie Pachner, Joel Basman, Todd Boyce, Ron Cook, Barbara Drennan, August Diehl, Nigel Lister, Ian Kelly, David Calvitto, Emun Elliott, David Kross, Rosie Goddard, Dora Davis, Pippa Winslow, Dolores Carbonari, Amy Leeson, Will Pattle, Felix Mosse, Remus Brooks, Timothy Blore, Timon Staehler, Cory Stuckey, Gwithian Evans, Ben Ayers, Cassidy Little, James Backway, Alexander Cobb, Simon Connolly, Ian Porter, Hal Hillman, Tim Bruce, Stefan Schiffer, Kristian Nekrasov, Russell Balogh, Ed Cooper Clarke, Nigel Pilkington, Daniel Vernan, Andrey Andreev, Nina Novich, Fiz Marcus, Alyona Kazarova, Ronja Haugholt, Vår Haugholt, Gabriel Constantin, Gabriela Całun, Aaron Vodovoz, James Musgrave, Thomas Mahy, Jed O'Hagan, Angus Castle-Doughty, Molly McGeachin, Lucia Jade Barker, Alexander Shefler, Alexa Povah, George Gooderham, Emil Oksanen, Max Count, Benedick Blythe, Andy Cheung, Terence Anderson, Thorston Manderlay, Takako Akashi, Richard Stephenson Winter, Shaun McKee, Peter York, Andrey Andreev
  • Director: Matthew Vaughn
  • abirzenith - 27 April 2024
    Great cast, good cinematograph - Horrible script
    When you look at the writing team, it becomes very obvious why this is the worst written movie in the franchise. It truly suffers from missing Jane Goldman. Karl Gajdusek fails spectucarly to fill her massive shoes.

    The overall direction and story of this movie so poor in comparison to the other movies in the franchise that even titans like Ralph Fiennes and Djimon Hounsou fail to salvage this mess.

    Some fun actions though, so if you and your friends are drunk enough, you might be able to ignore the plot of the movie and just enjoy the chaos and spectacle. At least the sound track is still solid.
  • brianjerrycochran - 5 January 2024
    Beautiful mix of fiction and nonfiction
    The more you know about WW1 the more you will enjoy this movie. Do not expect the campy/silly direction that was seen in the first two Kingsman films. This film is more serious and more gritty. Director Matthew Vaughn does an incredible job of relating all the major events that took place in WW1 to the Kingsman group we all know and love. He does this in an almost Forest Gump like way. The movie is very well written, well directed, and well acted. I am very much looking forward to the sequel titled The King's Man 2: The Traitor King. Which o understand follows the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party during WW2.
  • dc-rogers - 12 January 2023
    Enough of the portrayal of our heritage as bad
    Anyone else had it up to here with the re writing of our past. We brought the Industrial Revolution to the world and ended slavery.

    I thought better of Vaughn guess I was wrong.

    Anyhoo if you can get passed 'the message' it's entertaining enough for an evening.

    God save the King!

    I'd don't have anything more to say but have to meet the character limit. So just think about what else you could be doing other than reading this.

    Set a plan in motion to get the girl/guy you really like. Or if you already have that already perhaps get into baking or carpentry. Maybe try a rave, rock concert or grime night.

    Good luck to you.
  • lucluv - 10 December 2022
    What a dud.
    The first two Kingsmen movies were quirky, fun and did not take themselves too seriously. Everything was sort of "over the top" and that's what made them so entertaining.

    This prequel, The King's Man, took itself way too seriously. It started off slow and went downhill from there. It attempted to meld itself into real world history, from the Boer War up through World War I, coming up with fictitious causes behind real historic events. It did not do it very cleverly and was a bit muddled in the end.

    The relationship between Orlando Oxford and his son, Conrad, has none of the charm, camaraderie and banter that was found between Harry and Eggsy in the first two movies, and is rather depressing to watch, actually.

    Since this series of movies derives from a comic book series, let me sum it in these terms. The first two Kingsmen movies were Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, while this clunker was Ben Affleck as Batman.
  • manonlemieux - 1 November 2022
    Good if you like war movies
    This is more of a war movie than a spy movie, unfortunately. I love spy movies, so I was quite disappointed with this one. I found myself bored a lot of the time. I finished it but only because I was able to distract myself with laundry, checking email and such.

    Good if you like war movies, if not, it's pretty long and slow.

    This is more of a war movie than a spy movie, unfortunately. I love spy movies, so I was quite disappointed with this one. I found myself bored a lot of the time. I finished it but only because I was able to distract myself with laundry, checking email and such.

    Good if you like war movies, if not, it's pretty long and slow.
  • Leofwine_draca - 1 October 2022
    What happened?
    What happened here? While I wasn't a huge fan of the first two KINGSMAN film, they were acceptable enough action comedies but this misguided prequel is in a different category entirely. It's a hugely lame and unsatisfying affair, bloated and paint-by-numbers, with a ridiculous storyline that attempts to tie in various global events of the 1910s into a small conspiracy. I can only think that Jane Goldman was the brains behind the Vaughn/Goldman collaborations and without her this really struggles. Fiennes is dull, the young guy has little to no talent, and the historical figures mannered caricatures. The main problem is that they can't do an absurdist comedy with a WW1 setting, so this is surprisingly po-faced and deathly dull.