I Spy

  • 12
  • Betty Thomas (2002)
  • US
  • 92 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

This routine reworking of the 1960s Robert Culp/Bill Cosby TV espionage series has US secret agent Alex Scott (Owen Wilson) going undercover as the assistant to boxing champion Kelly Robinson (Eddie Murphy). Scott uses Robinson to get close to a billionaire industrialist (Malcolm McDowell), who is intent on selling an invisible plane to the highest bidder. The laid-back Wilson and the motormouthed Murphy have an engaging on-screen chemistry - the movie is at its best during their obviously improvised bouts of bickering - and there is some fun spy gadgetry on display. However, the likeable twosome are sold short by witless writing, predictable plotting and bog-standard action sequences that fail to spark this action comedy into any sort of life.

Plot Summary

Reworking of the popular 1960s TV series, starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson. Secret agent Alex Scott reluctantly recruits motormouth boxer Kelly Robinson to help him retrieve a top-secret spy plane that has been stolen. But first the mismatched pair must overcome their personal differences.

Cast and crew

Cast

Kelly Robinson
Eddie Murphy
Alex Scott
Owen Wilson
Rachel Wright
Famke Janssen
Arnold Gundars
Malcolm McDowell
Carlos
Gary Cole
Jerry
Phill Lewis
T J
Viv Leacock
Lunchbox
Keith Dallas

Crew

Director
Betty Thomas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia TriStar
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Released 24 Jan 2003
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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