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Spy

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2015
  • Paul Feig
  • 115 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham. CIA office worker Susan Cooper finally gets her wish to be a fully fledged spy when she's sent in pursuit of criminal mastermind Rayna Boyanov. The irrepressible agent follows her target across the globe in a variety of disguises... most of which look suspiciously like Susan Cooper.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Following Bridesmaids and The Heat, Melissa McCarthy reteamed with director Paul Feig for this uproarious movie. She plays a CIA desk agent sent into the field to gather intelligence on Rose Byrne's criminal mastermind. However, she immediately breaks protocol by sidling up to said villainess with all the subtlety of a boulder. This is followed by McCarthy bumbling her way through glamorous European locations in high-octane style, hobbled by a less than glamorous disguise (complete with spy gadgets packed to look like haemorrhoid treatments). Feig scores plenty of laughs by making McCarthy look laughably incongruous when she should be inconspicuous, and her banter with old Bridesmaids comrade Byrne, as she strikes up an unlikely friendship, is deliciously bitchy fun. Miranda Hart isa tad jarring as McCarthy's sidekick, but Jason Statham is hilarious as a super-agent who thinks he's better qualified than McCarthy and tells her exactly why in hilariously excruciating detail. Nevertheless, this is McCarthy's show and she carries the film with huge charm, razor-sharp comic instincts and surprising chop-socky skills.

Credits

Cast

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Susan CooperMelissa McCarthy
Rick FordJason Statham
Rayna BoyanovRose Byrne
NancyMiranda Hart
De LucaBobby Cannavale
Elaine CrockerAllison Janney
AldoPeter Serafinowicz
Karen WalkerMorena Baccarin
Bradley FineJude Law
Curtis "50 Cent" JacksonCurtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka

Crew

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DirectorPaul Feig

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2015-06-05
Languages
English | German | Italian | French | Hungarian
Guidance
Violence, swearing, brief nudity, sex scenes.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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