Movie review: Kingsman: The Secret Service is a witty, rollicking pastiche of spy-movie tropes

February 13, 2015 11:25 PM

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I can’t be alone in pegging Colin Firth as an awkward, bumbling romantic also-ran because of his roles in things like Pride and Prejudice, Shakespeare in Love and Bridget Jones’s Diary.

So I also won’t be alone in marveling at his confident, entirely convincing alpha-turn, in Kingsman: The Secret Service, as Harry Hart (aka Galahad), a super-spy posing as a Savile Row-like tailor. Firth is unflappably cool, crisp as a pleat, and commits brutal acts in impeccable style. This exubera...

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