The “Ungentlemanly Warfare” Reviews Are In SuperNayr

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The reviews are in for Guy Ritchie’s new film “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” and so far the reaction seems fairly good.

Henry Cavill, Henry Golding, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Eiza Gonzalez, Cary Elwes, Babs Olusanmokun, Til Schweiger and Henry Zaga co-star in the true story tale which covers UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s and James Bond author Ian Fleming’s secret WWII combat organization.

The clandestine squad’s unconventional and ‘ungentlemanly’ fighting techniques against the Nazis helped change the course of the war and gave birth to the modern Black Ops unit.

With 22 reviews counted, the film is clocking in at 77% (6.3/10) on Rotten Tomatoes which is about on par with his “The Gentlemen” film at 75% (6.5/10) and ahead of his “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” at 68% (6.2/10) and “Wrath of Man” at 67% (6.3/10).

Here’s a sampling of review quotes:

“A slightly apocryphal historical remix, Ministry is Ritchie’s best film in a long time. It can’t claim to reinvent the wheel, as the director is still pretty comfortable in sticking with what works.” – Lyvie Scott, Inverse

““Ungentlemanly Warfare” is Ritchie playing to his strengths, but he’s alert here, bringing a spaghetti western atmosphere to a WWII endeavor, making for an energetic, enthralling ride.” – Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

“While hardly shy on attitude, ‘Ministry’ finds the stylistically aggressive director in a tamer, slightly more traditional mode, featuring relatively conservative repartee and fairly straightforward set-pieces. As a whole, the movie hews to the standard men-on-a-mission formula” – Peter DeBruge, Variety

“It’s moderately entertaining because there’s a fascinating historical footnote at the root of it, but the execution doesn’t maximize the story’s potential.” – David Rooney, THR

“The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare has its moments, harkening back to the winsome rogues and madcap mayhem of Ritchie’s early gems, like Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.” – Kristy Puchko, Mashable

“How the Ministry slaughters Nazis with silenced guns, bows and arrows, explosives, knives, and machine gun fire is deprived of any and all stakes resulting in an inconsequential experience that is high on the body count but low on emotional investment.” – Matt Neglia, Next Best Picture

“Ritchie pumps this story full of enough cheeky rodomontade that it’s able to stay afloat on the strength of its own meat-headed bluster, and eventually sail back to England on the residual breeze of the better movie it could have been.” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire

The R-rated 120-minute action-comedy feature is set to release in cinemas this Friday.

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