Director Guy Ritchie brings the popular TV spy series to the big screen in this origin story. Set in the 1960s CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) enters East Berlin with the goal of smuggling out Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander), an auto mechanic whose father, an elite rocket scientist, has disappeared. Solo and Gaby are tracked and pursued by top KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), who nearly catches them before they reach safety. Shortly thereafter, Solo’s boss, Sanders (Jared Harris), informs him that he and Illya will be joining forces to locate Gaby’s father and prevent him from developing a nuclear bomb for the dangerous and demented Victoria Vinciguerra (Elizabeth Debicki). While Illya and Gaby pretend to be an engaged couple visiting Rome in advance of their wedding, Solo uses his charm and sticky fingers to catch Victoria’s attention.
“Not bad, but not good enough.” –Todd McCarthy –The Hollywood Reporter
“Guy Ritchie directs with a deft touch, allowing things to move at a rapid clip while maintaining a light, sometimes humorous tone.” –James Berardinelli –Reel Reviews