Spy

PLOT:

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster

What people are saying:

“On the scale of dumb comedies, this ranks pretty high. Surprisingly high. Maybe it’s the benefit of low expectations, but it had some really funny parts in all the absurdity.” 4 stars

“Smart, action-packed and filled with tons of humour throughout, the third entry in the Feig-McCarthy “saga” manages to provide tons of entertainment with great performances from its cast and Jason Statham stealing the show in every scene he’s in due to his gleefully profane character.” 5 stars

“The first half was amusing, but then it went downhill quick. The only thing that really made me laugh was Jason Statham’s character which was pretty funny, but mostly because it was a caricature of the characters he usually plays. ” 2 stars

“Pretty funny. In fact the best Melissa McCarthy movie since Bridemaids. Too bad they had to put so much language in it and the gratuitous scene. Kids could find these movies very funny also and the movies could do more money if they would tone it down a bit. Other then that very funny. Jason Statham’s character was a little annoying but worth the rental. ” 3 stars

“Spy is everything this year’s Hot Pursuit wished it was: a giant, female-centric, laugh-out-loud action comedy that’s sprawling in its set-pieces, yet shining in its silliness. Through its physical comedy and unexpectedly cool combat scenes, it still manages to feel like a screwball comedy throwback with stellar verbal sparring between the great actors. So it’s not groundbreaking like Mad Max: Fury Road, or mind-boggling like Ex Machina, but those aren’t the goals. Spy will simply make you happy, nothing more, nothing less; and sometimes that’s really enough. Much of that pure joy comes directly from the cast. From top to bottom, these gals and guys propel Spy to higher levels than movies of its kind often get. Everyone just seems to be having an absolute blast and that fun is contagious. Janney and Byrne stand out as solid and strong comedic presences. Hart and Statham steal every scene they are in, each playing with their own Hollywood identities to great effect. At the center of it all, McCarthy and Feig steer the ship swimmingly, often managing heartbreaking honesty and side-splitting hilarity all at once. This mixture can, at times, make the proceedings feel more “cute” than LOL funny, especially as the movie’s somewhat-long runtime feels its length. However, as you settle into the world, you can’t help but love the ways in which it takes the self-righteousness out of spy thrillers by highlighting the hilariously mundane minutiae. Will it change your world or even really challenge you intellectually? Not in the least, but it will undoubtedly make you laugh…a lot.” 4 stars

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