My Spy

critic Reviews

53% Rotten Tomatometer Score53%
  • My Spy plugs Dave Bautista into the "charismatic action star meets cute kid" formula, with generally painless albeit decidedly mediocre results.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    You don't have to see it now. Because there's little else to recommend this workaday revamp of the Kindergarten Cop formula, where a tough he-man is undone by some kiddies while solving a crime.
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    Mike McCahillGuardian
    Bautista is amiable company, although he seems bemused at having to take dodgeballs to the face this early in his movie career, and perhaps by the mixed messaging.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    The charm of the film lies exactly in its mix of tones and genres: globetrotting action is pitted against domestic comedy, with the latter triumphing over the former.
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    Julie CrawfordNorth Shore News (Vancouver, B.C.)
    Director Peter Segal makes sure things hum along smoothly, if predictably. He's aided in no small part by young Coleman, previously seen in Big Little Lies, who portrays just the right mix of adorable and annoying.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    The script, written by Jon and Erich Hoeber, is nonsense, but it's the best darned nonsense it can be.
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    Andy LeaDaily Star (UK)
    Bautista and Coleman make a great double act and Schaal gets some sharp lines.
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    Jo BerryMovies4Kids
    In so many movies like this, it is an irritating child actor that spoils everything, but Chloe Coleman is incredibly likeable and possesses some great comic timing, too
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    Shaun MunroFlickering Myth
    A sweet, surprisingly hilarious update of the Kindergarten Cop formula, enlivened by both its self-awareness and the remarkable chemistry between Dave Bautista and his young co-star Chloe Coleman.
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    Eddie HarrisonThe List
    My Spy seems to have been entirely assembled with warmed-up elements from other films, making it something of a strain for adults to watch.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brian VinerDaily Mail (UK)
    [W]ell, let's just say there are no surprises in this amiable enough film, which isn't nearly as rib-ticklingly hilarious as at least one person thinks it is.
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