Parents' Guide to

Argylle

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Stylized violence, little blood in fun, twisty spy thriller.

Movie PG-13 2024 139 minutes
Argylle Movie Poster: All of the main actors stand in a V-formation against a purple argyle background

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 15+

Good movie from the start. But when Sam Rockwell sat down, I knew I was watching a great film.

Going to the Cinema is always great. Seeing this film makes sense. 'the final chapter' feels like it became a whole book.
age 16+
Very cheesy with a lot of G-Ds and 1 blatant f-bomb. Lots of cleavage. Surprising PG-13. Wouldn’t let my kids see it with the language and sexual suggestiveness.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Simultaneously cleverly complex and gleefully shallow, this slick, twisty spy movie borrows bits and pieces from earlier movies but links them together in a surprising and entertaining way. After his three ultraviolent Kingsman movies, director Matthew Vaughn (working from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs) finds a slightly gentler, less gruesome tone with Argylle. Few innocents die here other than minions working for the evil organization. And Vaughn doesn't try for breakneck speed, but rather spends time on characters and downtime, trying to come up with the next move.

For a long movie (139 minutes), Argylle has a nice pace, and it's not exhausting. There's also a striking contrast between the perfect, sculpted "fictional" characters in Elly's books and the more flawed "real-life" characters that feels right. And while it seems to have sprung from the seeds of Romancing the Stone, it's more progressive, giving Elly more to do and to ponder than simply falling in love with the hero. Maybe Argylle isn't about much of anything—even the Kingsman movies tried to tackle subjects like war, drugs, and climate change—but it's an appealing ride that checks all the right boxes and goes well with a bucket of popcorn.

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