Guy Ritchie’s latest, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, is out on Friday in theaters in the US and on streaming elsewhere. The reviews are now making their way online.

Henry Cavill, Henry Golding, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Eiza Gonzalez, Cary Elwes, Babs Olusanmokun, Til Schweiger, and Henry Zaga all star co-star in the film, which is a Guy Ritchie spin on the true story of how UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave the go-ahead to a certain Naval Intelligence staffer called Ian Fleming to create a secret commando force.

The clandestine squad used highly unconventional methods, regarded as “ungentlemanly”, to take the fight directly to the Nazis, in the process changing the course of the war and laying the foundations for all modern special forces units that exist today.


So what do the reviews have to say?

“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

“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

“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,

“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

“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

The movie is rated R for strong violence and language. Don’t threaten us with a good time!

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