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I Spy Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Stinker doesn't begin to describe this movie's character -- both frenzied and dispiriting.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    I cry for I Spy— or I would if this latest and laziest imaginable of all vintage-TV spinoffs were capable of engendering an emotional response of any kind. Comas are physical, not emotional.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    TV's ''I Spy'' knew how to swing. The movie 'I Spy knows only how to scramble and string together moments of Murphy braggadocio and Wilson stoner-ocity, and the sweat shows.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This is probably Murphy's best comedic performance since "Bowfinger." The adrenaline is pumping and the outrageousness is dialed all the way up. Murphy is often funny, and occasionally hilarious.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

TV classic remade as a forgettable buddy movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is rough for a PG-13, with some raunchy humor and many knee-to-the-groin scenes.

  • Families can talk about why it was so hard for Scott to tell Rachel how he felt.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Mostly comic violence, lots of shooting and explosions.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language for a PG-13, raunchy humor.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: None