I Spy
I Spy (2002)

Yet another classic television series from the 1960s gets a big-screen update in this action-comedy inspired by the Bill Cosby/Robert Culp vehicle I Spy. Alex Scott (Owen Wilson) is a federal intelligence agent who has been assigned to find… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Insipid and mirthless, I-Spy bares little resemblance to the TV series that inspired it.

Ed Park
Village Voice

Though ample time is spent mingling Murphy's jabberjaw locutions and Wilson's curveball spaciness, the film leaves only the bitter reek of a botched chemistry experiment.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

The trappings of I Spy are so familiar you might as well be watching a rerun.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The black guy-white guy buddy movie is totally spy by-the-numbers.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I really resent a movie like this that just looks like it's made by a committee when you have two such huge talents wasted like this.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Moves at a glacial pace.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

TV classic remade as a forgettable buddy movie.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Unexceptional espionage comedy.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Banal and predictable.

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Michael Dequina

Serves up the expected gags and set pieces in service of a thoroughly been-there, done-that plot line.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Get another field of view Not a very funny movie. The story really is weak and barely good action comes our way. I saw this film pretty much for Owen Wilson… More
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Lucas Martins
More another worthless picture by Betty Thomas and Eddie Murphy.
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Saw it accidentally on TV, it wasn't a bad movie but wasn't a good one too... But it was pretty entertaining... Especially for Eddie Murphy with his… More
Lenny Muggsy
High School theater viewing, didn't like it at the time. Thought one scene was funny but was disinterested throughout. Watched it again recently and my… More
KJ Proulx
Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson don't even mke the story any better than it already is, BAD! Some of the action scenes/thrills, are fun to watch, but other… More