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Attitude meets espionage.
When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful arms dealers.
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Film 168 out of 700
So I think I would have enjoyed this film if I was seven and had never seen a James Bond film. But since I am 22 and I have seen all of the Bond films I realize how terrible this film is.
It just uses the buddy cop formula for a spy film, nothing exciting with the plot and we don't even get any good action set pieces. If you are going to make a spy film you should at least have something to keep me invested in your film. Action, mystery, anything at all I would have loved in this film.
I can't believe I wanted to see this in 2002.
Rating: Skip It
Buddy-cop-spy films shouldn't exist in cartoon worlds. Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour and even the recent Showtime all existed in a real enough world where there was no element of fantasy. A kid’s film like Tuxedo definitely has fantasy elements to it, but that’s fine, it’s clear about what it is. But the people who put I SPY together have made the horrible mistake of placing this story within a bizarre world of fantasy espionage – making it absolutely ridiculous and fun only for the kids.
If not for the comedic abilities of Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy, this would have been a total write-off. I was never sure about these two together, but they actually have a great chemistry that…
My review -- this film is now on DVD and to begin with I would like to make reference to the fact that this project only made just over $10 million profit. Because to be unbiased in my opinion I Spy is frankly tedious and repetitive, just for an example you will hear this reference many times throughout this film project "I Kelly Robinson" which after sometime becomes like nails on a chalkboard. The storyline is just as predictable and repetitive as everything else in this film project, the only thing I like and could possibly recommend about this film project is the fact that Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson work incredibly well together, the back and forth between these…
Jordn told me that this film had many jokes about sex in it that would amuse a 13 year old boy.
Also: the agents and double-agents and pseudo-double-agents rival a John le Carré novel in their complexity.
Oh, this is a bad film at several points.
Maybe the problem is with me. I had expectations. I watched the T.V. series which creates the premise. The movie is a positive insult to the T.V. show which was well-written, well-acted, thoughtful (especially for its time), with a cool factor that apparently can't be reproduced. Really, the movie was everything the T.V. series was not: the writing was simplistic, the plot was a drone, the acting was surface, the director must have been asleep. Even the sound engineering was bad - hard to follow the dialogue at many points.
For someone who is a die-hard fan of the stars - yay! You got to see them on the screen be their stereotypes.
I quit the movie (a rare event for me) after a half hour.
I don't know why this movie rubbed everyone the wrong way, I think it's friggin' hysterical. I'm getting exactly what I want out of both the leads and they both crush it. There are two jokes in this movie that no matter how many times I watch it, I bust out laughing. I'm not going to say what they are because I don't want to spoil them for peeps who haven't seen it but they involve a sock and someone's grandma.
Eddie Murphy delivers the performance that we have all grown to love him for, with smart talking and ranting throughout the entire film. Though I have had very little contact with the series that this film was based on, alone, this film stands strong as an outrageous buddy comedy.
Es grenzt schon an Körperverletzung zusehen zu müssen, wie sich Eddie Murphy und Owen Wilson durch dieses unlustige und peinliche Stück Filmverschwendung kämpfen.
"I Spy", the series was 60's series, ahead of my time. I never saw reruns of it, don't believe it was being broadcast in my area at the time. Maybe it was available on cable back then, which was still years away. So, recently I watched a couple of episodes on Hulu...
Not bad, kind of slow, but it was viewed as a drama anyway. It was a spy show, which was the craze, following the success of James Bond. It was interesting to see a black man, Bill Cosby, in a dramatic, intelligent role, something rare for the mid-60's, in the midst of the civil rights movement, and a few years before Martin Luther King's assassination...
Cosby and his…
Who would have thunk it? When you try to turn a shitty TV show into a movie, guess what you get? A shitty movie.
I spy with my little eye... A TERRIBLE MOVIE! :(
I remember loving this movie as a kid but when I rewatched it I only laugh a few times. For a action comedy this movie featured a lot more comedy than actual action. The chemistry behind the stars were fun but Owen is just hit or miss for me in action films (Ex.hit No Escape)/Behind Enemy Lines) then there this which doesn't feature much life.
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