Film Review: Argylle 特工亞皆老(2023) USA UK 🇺🇸 🇬🇧
Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia 🇦🇺)
The real problem with the latest spy espionage crime thriller is the lack of excitement and fun that makes these kind of films at the edge of your seat type of entertainment. Matthew Vaughn’s “Argylle” fails this basic test with pitiful characters being lumped up into a snooze fest. That’s particularly sad, the film boost a decent cast that could have gone some places.
Bryce Dallas Howard lacks the on screen charisma for the leading role as both the writer and the spy. Howard also lacks chemistry with the underrated Sam Rockwell (fellow lover and agent) and the imagination hero played by a career worst performance from Henry Cavill. This is made more disappointing when we realised that most scenes do not serve a purpose and the result is a rather boring and sleep induced affair.
All in all, “Argylle” tries too hard to create something fresher than its normal genre, but in turn it loses the audience and we never felt the same excitement as the rest of the cast seems to be having. That’s a big shame as the A-list Hollywood cast and budget is suitably wasted in a rather non-engaging manner. Everyone has done far better works. Clocking at 139 minutes, get your pillow ready…
I rated it 5/10