Spy Hard
Spy Hard (1996)

The first of several sight gag and slapstick-rich comedies he produced without the team of Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, and Jim Abrahams, this lowbrow comedy from executive producer and star Leslie Nielsen suffers by comparison to his work… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 13, 1999
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Leslie Nielsen's comic gifts are undisputed, but Spy Hard's lazy script and slapdash direction fail to take advantage of them.

Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

The jokes come in sporadic volleys rather than the steady machine-gun pace of The Naked Gun and Airplane!, and, with a few exceptions, they are less truly aimed.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

More of a cinematic joke book than a real movie, Spy Hard hits you with gags faster than Henny Youngman on speed. Even when individual bits misfire, the unrelenting barrage of silliness can break down your resistance.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

[A] haphazardly executed send-up.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

As funny as Nielsen can be, like all comic actors he still needs the quick-thinking jokes and zingy one-liners to be genuinely funny.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Spy Hard is a loose send-up of the Bond series and other overly expensive action flicks, but after Hot Shots! Part Deux and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 who needs another action parody?

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Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

The result is 80 brief minutes of movie skits assembled in an order that sort of resembles a plot.

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Doug Thomas
Seattle Times

Spy Hard just comes off as a long commercial. And yes, that means most of the best moments you've seen in the movie's trailer.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Never mind that the smutty, high-tech 007 capers already wink at the conventions of the bikini-clad, gizmo-strewn genre. If the martini is shaken, not stirred, why beat it to death with a swizzle stick?

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The movie will be of interest only to Nielsen's most devoted fans and to those who wonder why Nicollette Sheridan never made more movies, or more swimsuit calendars.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
Piece of poo! <a href='http://www.thescubasite.com' title='Scuba Site'><img… More
Dean !
Another spoof starring Leslie Nielsen sending up Die Hard, Jame Bond and plenty of other action films. Will raise a few laughs but not the best spoof around.
Anthony Lawrie
Quite bad but it does have Mr T and Hulk Hogan in it and that?s what the star and a half is for!
danny d
very funny spoof flick
Lafe Fredbjornson
Leslie Nielson does a funny James Bond spoof, which is actually better than some of the James Bond movies! I liked when he was attempting to sneak into… More
Naughtia Nahazhina
If you dislike Leslie Nielsen movies you would certainly dislike this one as well. This movie is clearly made for all the Leslie Nielsen fans and I loved it.… More

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