my spy movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS MY SPY’S VIOLENT ACTION APPROPRIATE FOR OLDER KIDS?
Yes, but this action-comedy is not for younger kids due to action and swearing. My Spy is a slightly slow, but a fairly decent comedy with good jokes and an engaging story.
A hardened CIA operative finds himself tasked to spy on a single mother and her daughter. But the young girl catches him doing the job, forcing him to do her bidding or be exposed.
Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Ken Jeong, Devere Rogers
Writer: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Release Date (Australia): 9 January 2020
Runtime: 99 minutes/1h 39m
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Language: English, French, Russian
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains mild crime themes and crude humour.
The film contains action sequences that feature shootings, punching and kicking. A woman accidentally throws a knife into a man’s leg.
The film contains use of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “bitch”, “crap” and “d**k”.
The film includes verbal references to steroids and selling “crack”.
The film includes a verbal reference to a woman being a prostitute.
PG-13 (for action/violence and language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
My Spy is one of those successful action-comedies that manages to work steadily with a CIA investigating-related concept blending with another fun project. It’s still the average flick you go and see every while, but the screenwriting and execution manage to keep the witty idea on an entertaining level.
If it reminds you of anything, My Spy is like a cousin to Big Momma’s House. The main story is centred around something crime-related, but there’s a bigger and a more comedic topic that blocks the crime’s way until when it’s time to wittily deal with it. In this case, Dave Bautista delivers this strong agent who unintentionally begins working with a random but appealing child he encounters.
Just like any other action-comedy, My Spy’s characters are totally witty, there’s multiple action sequences, and of course, creatively amusing ideas. When the film’s not centring on the leads walking away from explosions, there’s a bunch of really entertaining events occurring. The crime-themed scenario that’s being blocked is unfortunately not at all interesting, but there’s no need for it to be when there’s a bigger focus in the lead.
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