Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence

Rawson Marshall Thurber (2016)

103min
12A Certificate
Fri 23 Apr 11:05pm - 1:05am Channel 4
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Review

Our Score
Kevin Hart stars here as an accountant who's lured into an international spy mission by his former classmate Dwayne Johnson, who's now working for the CIA. The film will be wholly familiar to fans of Hart's work, as he once again plays the fast-talking comedy whirlwind who's in over his head. However, this is as much Johnson's movie, and he manages to outshine his co-star in some of the funnier scenes. The film succeeds thanks to its manic energy and heartfelt anti-bullying message (Johnson's character was a social outcast at school), while the winning comedy partnership of "a little Hart and a big Johnson" proved so successful that they teamed up again in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle the following year.

Summary

Action comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson as a one-time geek who suffered constant humiliation at high school but grew up to be a lethal CIA agent. But when he is targeted by his own organisation, he comes home for a high school reunion, where he enlists the help of the former campus tough guy - now a meek accountant - who very quickly wonders what he has got himself into. Co-starring Kevin Hart and Amy Ryan.

Cast & Crew

Bob Stone / Robbie Weirdicht Dwayne Johnson
Calvin Joyner Kevin Hart
Agent Pamela Harris Amy Ryan
Maggie Danielle Nicolet
Trevor Jason Bateman
Phil Aaron Paul
Steve Ryan Hansen
Agent Stan Mitchell Tim Griffin
Agent Nick Cooper Timothy John Smith
Young Robbie Sione Kelepi
The Buyer Thomas Kretschmann
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Some violence and swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Jul 2016
Drama Comedy Arts