Kingsman: The Golden Circle 1.0 stars

Kingsman: The Golden Circle movie poster

Director Matthew Vaughn’s first Kingsman movie succeeded through planned adolescence, from the lad in need of a dad who served as its hero, to the James-Bond-on-meth action and humor, to the clever-kid nihilism of saving the planet through the mass culling of humanity. If it was puerile and reactionary and just plain silly in places, it was also fun. The sequel, which finds young superspy Eggsy fleeing to America after someone blows up his English operation, is much less so. If the first played like a simultaneous homage to and parody of Sean Connery’s Bond, the second feels like a straight riff on the Roger Moore era: bloated, self-conscious, and smug, with only the occasional flash of nasty wit to put the edge on. (Bruce Greenwood has fun as a savvy, mercenary President who won’t negotiate with terrorists, but even that storyline gets a standard-style resolution.) Audiences may cheer for Old Man Elton John fighting in full feather, but the sheer number of missed opportunities — Shitkicking Channing Tatum! Bourbon vs. Scotch! A villain who talks like a wholesome housewife! — betray a fatal (and contagious) boredom just under the manic surface. 2017.

Matthew Lickona

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AMC Classic Mission Marketplace 13

431 College Boulevard, Oceanside, 760-631-5700 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

6:30pm, 9:45pm

Sunday, October 22

12:15pm, 3:20pm, 6:30pm, 9:35pm

AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

7:00pm

Sunday, October 22

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm

Monday, October 23

7:00pm

Tuesday, October 24

4:00pm

Wednesday, October 25

7:00pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

7:10pm, 10:20pm

Sunday, October 22

12:35pm, 4:00pm, 7:10pm, 10:20pm

Monday, October 23

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 9:55pm

Tuesday, October 24

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, October 25

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:45pm, 9:55pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

7:25pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, October 22

12:30pm, 3:35pm, 6:45pm, 9:50pm

Monday, October 23

12:30pm, 3:35pm, 6:45pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, October 24

12:30pm, 3:35pm, 6:45pm, 9:50pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

7:05pm, 10:20pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

6:50pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, October 22

12:10pm, 3:30pm, 6:50pm, 10:10pm

Monday, October 23

2:50pm, 6:05pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, October 24

2:50pm, 6:05pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, October 25

2:50pm, 6:05pm, 9:20pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

6:00pm

Sunday, October 22

11:25am, 2:40pm, 6:00pm

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12:10pm, 3:20pm, 6:25pm, 9:00pm

Tuesday, October 24

12:10pm, 3:20pm, 6:25pm, 9:00pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

6:30pm, 9:35pm

Sunday, October 22

11:35am, 3:10pm, 6:30pm

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3:10pm, 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 24

12:15pm, 3:20pm, 6:40pm

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3:10pm, 6:30pm

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

6:15pm, 9:30pm

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2:00pm, 5:10pm, 8:20pm

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1:30pm, 4:45pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 24

1:30pm, 4:45pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, October 25

1:30pm, 4:45pm, 8:00pm

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

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7:35pm, 10:35pm

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10:25am, 1:25pm, 4:30pm, 7:35pm, 10:35pm

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10:25am, 1:25pm, 4:30pm, 10:15pm

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

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11:05pm

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12:00pm, 5:10pm

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12:00pm, 5:10pm

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12:00pm

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12:00pm, 5:10pm

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12:00pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

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11:00pm

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8:00pm

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9:30pm

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9:30pm

Wednesday, October 25

9:30pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

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7:55pm, 10:50pm

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12:25pm, 3:50pm, 7:05pm, 10:05pm

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12:25pm, 3:50pm, 7:05pm, 10:05pm

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12:25pm, 3:50pm, 7:05pm, 10:05pm

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12:25pm, 3:50pm, 7:05pm, 10:05pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

6:55pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, October 22

11:40am, 3:40pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

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1:05pm, 3:40pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

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1:05pm, 3:40pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, October 25

1:05pm, 3:40pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, October 26

1:05pm, 3:40pm, 10:05pm

LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

5:30pm, 8:30pm, 11:25pm

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11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

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11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

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11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

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11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Thursday, October 26

11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

7:35pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, October 22

7:35pm, 10:30pm

Monday, October 23

10:30pm

Tuesday, October 24

7:35pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, October 25

7:35pm, 10:30pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

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6:30pm, 9:40pm

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12:00pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

Monday, October 23

12:00pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

Tuesday, October 24

12:00pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

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12:00pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

Thursday, October 26

12:00pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

6:40pm, 9:55pm

Sunday, October 22

12:10pm, 3:25pm, 6:40pm

Monday, October 23

12:10pm, 3:25pm, 6:40pm

Tuesday, October 24

12:10pm, 3:25pm, 6:40pm

Wednesday, October 25

12:10pm, 3:25pm, 6:40pm

Thursday, October 26

12:10pm, 3:25pm, 6:40pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

7:10pm, 10:15pm

Sunday, October 22

1:20pm, 4:25pm, 7:40pm

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1:20pm, 4:25pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, October 24

1:20pm, 4:25pm, 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 25

1:20pm, 4:25pm, 7:30pm

Thursday, October 26

1:20pm, 4:25pm, 7:30pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

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5:20pm, 8:30pm

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11:05am, 2:10pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

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11:05am, 2:10pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

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11:05am, 2:10pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

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11:05am, 2:10pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

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11:05am, 2:10pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

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6:20pm, 9:30pm

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11:50am, 3:05pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm

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11:50am, 3:05pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm

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11:50am, 3:05pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm

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11:50am, 3:05pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, October 26

11:50am, 3:05pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

7:40pm, 9:50pm

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1:35pm, 4:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:50pm

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1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

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1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

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1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

Thursday, October 26

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

6:45pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, October 22

11:45am, 3:20pm, 6:45pm, 10:00pm

Monday, October 23

1:30pm, 4:45pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 24

1:30pm, 4:45pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, October 25

12:40pm, 3:50pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, October 26

12:35pm, 6:00pm, 9:15pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Saturday, October 21

7:15pm, 10:15pm

Sunday, October 22

1:15pm, 7:15pm

Monday, October 23

1:15pm, 7:15pm

Tuesday, October 24

1:15pm, 7:15pm

Wednesday, October 25

1:15pm

Thursday, October 26

1:15pm

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