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'Kingsman: The Secret Service' wears out its welcome

'Kingsman: The Secret Service' wears out its welcome

It’s a weird feeling to think you’re enjoying a movie until, all of a sudden, you realize you’re not. That’s the major takeaway from “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which starts a little cheeky but gradually becomes the entire butt, first figuratively, then literally. (Don’t ask.) The action-comedy begins somewhat promisingly, with a young man who goes by Eggsy (Taron Egerton) recruited into an ultra-secret intelligence agency that doubles as a tailor shop. “A suit is the modern gentleman’s armor,” says Harry (Colin Firth), who seems to have read Barney Stinson’s bro code, or just the comic book “The Secret...

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