Kingsman: The Secret Service

Theatrical Release: February 13, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service


Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Dove Review

The word that comes to mind regarding this movie is “Wow,” but not in a good way. It is difficult to believe how violent this film is. In one concerning and brutal scene, people kill one another in church—seriously. The people stab one another, punch and shoot one another, one man has a pole jabbed through his head and body, and the blood pours. The audience in the theater grew silent, as if they couldn’t comprehend it either. The plot is based on a madman named Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) who is using a card he gave away to control people; he is the one behind the massive killing in the church. He has also placed implants in people. But before the massacre, a fanatical preacher is railing against those he calls, “Fag lovers, Jews, and Niggers.” He uses “Catholic whore” as well. The church sign says, “America is Doomed.” If writers/producers were trying to portray conservative people as haters, and in my opinion they were, then they sure took care of them with love by having them all murdered in church! To add to the goriness, heads literally explode off bodies and people are sliced in half. Oh yeah, that is fun to watch. Not.

Sadly, this movie features real talent such as Colin Firth, Michael Caine and the previously mentioned Samuel L. Jackson. But the writers inserted the “F” word in just about every other sentence, and the film is loaded with profanities and obscenities including “GD.” It also contains full rear female nudity with a sexual connotation. Fantasy or not, this movie will appall anyone who attends hoping for something family friendly. Trust us; this one doesn’t come close. No Dove seal for family-friendly viewing for this movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Sexual innuendos and frank sexual comments; woman makes a comment about anal sex and her nude rear is shown; man pats woman's clothed rear.
Language: The number of F words in this film are staggering; "GD," "J" and a ton of other profanities and sexual slang and male genitalia comments are used; constant language throughout the movie.
Violence: One of the most violent movies I have seen with shootings, stabbings, a pole being rammed through a man's body and a lot of violence taking place in church; characters are sliced in half; car collisions, explosions, people's heads explode in a spray under the control of a madman; soldiers are killed.
Drugs: Lots of drinking scenes including beer and strong alcohol; champagne; bar scenes; smoking; the mention of drug abuse; a man controls people's minds.
Nudity: Cleavage in several scenes; shirtless men; full rear female nudity.
Other: Brutal church scene in which many kill each other with a lot of blood and there seems to be a theme against conservative people; racial comments by a preacher against blacks and Jews; betrayal; a "Catholic whore" comment; arguments and tension between characters; a man vomits.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Producer: Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 129 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter