Argylle is an overly convoluted attempt at making a spy-comedy that bogs itself down with an overwhelming number of twists and an underwhelming final payoff. After seeing an ungodly number of ads for this film in the months leading up to it, I found myself unable to escape their marketing tactics and often felt like they were giving away most of the film in the overstuffed trailers. The promise of a new Henry Cavill film certainly piqued my interest and I’m always a fan of what Bryce Dallas Howard and Sam Rockwell are up to, but Matthew Vaughn is a filmmaker I’m still not totally sold on in terms of his bankability. He boasts a ton of impressive action in his films and they’re often quite funny, but I find that he struggles to keep everything together for a nice finale in his movies and that’s unfortunately exactly how I felt after watching Argylle.
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