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Highly Suspect Reviews: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

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It has been remarked that manners maketh man, but as in all things, our understanding of propriety around here is Highly Suspect. Luckily, we take lessons on both citizenship and impeccable fashion sense from Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Colin Firth stars as Harry Hart (alias Galahad), a dapper and dangerous member of a top secret organization determined to protect the world from those who would seek to destroy it. One such ne’er do well is a tech mogul named Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), and his diabolical scheme requires all hands on deck at Kingsman HQ. Galahad helps train a young recruit named Eggsy (Taron Egerton), an unlikely, but ultimately suitable candidate for this cadre of gentlemen spies.

A few of the upstanding gentlemen who comprise The Unusual Suspects suit up to break down Matthew Vaughn’s cheeky love letter to/sendup of James Bond. Brian, Chris, Elliott, and J.C. gather round the table to not-so-secretly laud this refreshingly well-crafted action comedy that packs just as much subtext as it does punch.

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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot, Movies.com, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of OneOfUs.net, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.