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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 30
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Something lazy, slow, shallow, stupid, amateurish, unfunny, unsuspenseful, uninformed, unspeakably dull and witlessly written, directed and acted (the special effects suck, too). show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A loose, lighthearted romp that's a notch above the usual buddy comedies. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    I cry for I Spy— or I would if this latest and laziest imaginable of all vintage-TV spinoffs were capable of engendering an emotional response of any kind. Comas are physical, not emotional. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Stinker doesn't begin to describe this movie's character -- both frenzied and dispiriting. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The execution is so dumbed-down, so dumbfounding, that sophisticated moviegoers might confuse it for outtakes from "Spy Kids 2" and "XXX." show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Their (Murphy/Wilson) exchanges and interplay are so campy and over the top that I kept expecting them to pull out frying pans and start bopping each other over the head with them. I Spy is one just Stooge short of homage. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This is probably Murphy's best comedic performance since "Bowfinger." The adrenaline is pumping and the outrageousness is dialed all the way up. Murphy is often funny, and occasionally hilarious. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The missing ingredient, of course, is script. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie comes to life when Murphy and Wilson are trading one-liners, and then puts itself on hold for spy and action sequences of stunning banality. show more

  • 50
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Up against the wit and teamwork of the sparkling TV original, this lame vehicle sputters and fades. show more

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