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I Spy

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2002
  • Betty Thomas
  • 92 mins
  • 12A

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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 under cover 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Kelly RobinsonEddie Murphy
Alex ScottOwen Wilson
Rachel WrightFamke Janssen
Arnold GundarsMalcolm McDowell
CarlosGary Cole
JerryPhill Lewis
TJViv Leacock
LunchboxKeith Dallas

Crew

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DirectorBetty Thomas

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia TriStar
Released on
2003-01-24
Languages
English | Russian | Hungarian
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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