Apart from a handful of cinematic tricks, the only truly noteworthy innovation is the barely hidden homoerotic subtext between its two model-gorgeous stars.
Whatever tough-guy notion of 1960s masculinity Robert Vaughn and David McCallum once embodied as reluctantly paired Cold War rivals has clearly gone the way of the Berlin Wall in the otherwise retro-flavoured The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a PG-13...
Guy Ritchie’s re-interpretation of the iconic sleuth cheerfully disregards history and well may spark a new franchise.
* * * * (4 STARS): Sherlock Holmes as a dishevelled, karate-chopping, kick-ass action hero and manic depressive? Devotees of the iconic detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle may well blanch at the idea, and Basil Rathbone, who played the...