Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Spy Next Door Reviews

2.0

27

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Most of The Spy Next Door is pretty tired stuff from "Pacifier"-style slapstick to comic relief delivered by, of all people, erstwhile country star Billy Ray Cyrus.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Chan has more chemistry with the kids than with Valletta, but the story is so insipid that it's likely to only sadden fans of the martial-arts icon and offer little enjoyment to its young audience.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Everybody knew to wait for the outtakes during the closing credits, because you'd see him miss a fire escape or land wrong in the truck going under the bridge. Now the outtakes involve his use of the English language.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    This is “True Lies” without the striptease or the Arab-maiming.

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