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Comic book spy spoof

Kingsman: The Secret Service (15) Running time 2hr 9mins Rating:***

When it comes to comic book movies, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman have some pedigree. Together, the British power duo have scripted two successful X-Men movies, and cult-favourite Mark Millar comic book adaptation Kick-Ass. And with Vaughn assuming directing duties on two of those, it’s fair to say we’d trust this pair to produce the goods with another outing. Their latest jaunt is another visit to Mark Millar comic book territory. With Kingsman: The Secret Service, they seem keen to prove they’ve found their niche. Tamer than Kick-Ass, Kingsman is also less brave. An updated ...

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