Surprisingly enough, this movie found an interesting way of mixing suspense, action, drama and comedy all together. If you're a fan of director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2, Snatch) then you'll probably be familiar with this movie's unique style. You'll notice interesting camera work and fun montages that give the movie a different look and feel compared to others. One of the best highlights are the fights and interactions between characters portrayed by Henry Cavill (The American) and Armie Hammer (The Russian). One memorable moment is a particular techniquethat the Russian performs that may have you feeling as though you've been hit yourself. Oh and as for the plot, there was a very nice twist that you won't necessarily see coming that really gave the movie a little bit more depth.
The main villain(s) seemed a bit weak. So much of the film is spent building up both Cavill and Hammer's characters that when it finally comes to the villains, the villains just don't seem to even pose much of a challenge. I'm not sure this is really a "Bad" but for the longest time in the movie, it took me a while to stop thinking that Henry Cavill was Clark Kent or Superman (From Man of Steel). He just looks so physically imposing during some scenes, and that contrasts his actual character who's not much of a fighter and more of a ladies man.
I suppose the best way to describe this movie would be like if they made a James Bond film with comedic scenes throughout. I went into this film with little to no expectations. Nevertheless, the movie was fun, action-packed, and entertaining to watch. I think it's a fun movie to watch and I don't think many will mind watching it in theaters either. See it when you get the chance.
The Rating: 8/10