Critics who got to join the world premiere of Argylle in London are singing praises of the latest star-studded spy flick from director Matthew Vaughn… with one even joining the call for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize the stunt industry and include a Best Stunt award at the Oscars.
Critic Luis Fernando, who writes for Empire magazine, joined the calls for a Best Stunt award at the Oscars because of how impressed he was with the action of Argylle. “Just had a blast watching #Argylle” he posted on X. “1- It’s past time for stunts to have an #Oscars category! 2- If #Argylle had come out in 2023, it would dominate the Best Original Song nominations along with #Barbie. Banger after banger. #ElectricEnergy is THE BOMB!”
“#ArgylleMovie is a lot of fun & a bit of a throwback,” Screen Rant’s Joseph Deckelmeier posted on X. “It’s the perfect blend of action, comedy, music, and espionage. This cast [is] absolutely incredible & their energy come through the screen. The action, twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat. Watch it on a big screen!”
Editor and podcaster Rachel Leishman loved everything about the movie, especially the music and Alfie the cat! “I love #Argylle so much,” she said. “A perfect return to form for Matthew Vaughn and a movie that really just speaks to the spy genre and elevates it to a new level. Truly had the best soundtrack too ❤️ It also proves cats are the best.”
Fan favorite comic book writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman series) also posted his reaction on X, but couldn’t say much as full reviews were under embargo at the time of his posting. “The movie is awesome,” he posted.
More outlets are expected to publish their reviews when embargo lifts January 31.
In Argylle, Bryce Dallas Howard is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books – which center on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate – begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. Accompanied by Aidan (Sam Rockwell), a cat-allergic spy, Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly’s fictional world and her real one begins to blur. The cast includes Henry Cavill, John Cena, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Samuel L. Jackson, Ariana DeBose and Dua Lipa.
Opening in cinemas January 31, “Argylle,” an Apple Original Films presentation, in association with MARV, a Cloudy production, is distributed by Universal Pictures. #ArgylleMoviePH
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