Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 5, 2015
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2015
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Simultaneously broad and progressive, Spy offers further proof that Melissa McCarthy and writer-director Paul Feig bring out the best in one another -- and delivers scores of belly laughs along the way.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

She's no Mata Hari, and she may not get the guy (though she does get some) - but that doesn't mean she can't be a different sort of badass, the kind that's a reminder of McCarthy's range beyond just physical comedy.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Melissa McCarthy shines in this clever action-comedy showcase provided by the writer and director Paul Feig, but the movie's tightly contrived plot and uniformly positive emotions constrain her comic genius.

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Camilla Long
Sunday Times (UK)

The point of the film is to ask: what would happen if Miss Moneypenny were plump and 40, and suddenly assigned to her boss's missions...? No, I've never wondered either. But this is a valiant attempt to persuade us we ought to have done.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Melissa McCarthy keeping pace in foot chases with actors who spend the better portion of their lives in a gym is about as funny as it gets, unless you count the antonymous editing of the action sequences.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Hollywood is gradually figuring out what to do with Melissa McCarthy.

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Much has been said about McCarthy, an amiable plus-size lady, as a viable movie star but there is no longer any question. Brash, bold and believable at every turn, Spy is a showcase and a celebration of her as a performer.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
TIME Magazine

Feig keeps his Spy machinery cranking so smoothly that nothing said or done feels as outrageous as, in fact, it is. The truth serum Spy drops into our fizzy drinks makes us feel so good that we don't even realize we've been schooled.

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Andrew O'Hehir

McCarthy has much more to discover about herself as an actor and an avatar and a cultural signifier, and I hope she doesn't get trapped by one role, one genre or one franchise. But her campaign of conquest is going well.

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Max Weiss
Baltimore Magazine

Spy is many things: A clever spoof. A chance for Melissa McCarthy and her co-stars to strut their comedic chops. An international romp. It's also a pretty darn engaging spy film. It's about a woman leaning in and finding her inner Bond.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Enjoyable silliness with a few laughs thanks to Melissa and her "glamorous" aliases. The spy genre is not a favourite, but I found this fun even… More
Jarrad Climpson
Director Paul Feig once again teams up with Melissa McCarthy in this comedy/action flick. While Melissa McCarthy has had a somewhat bumpy road after the… More
Jim Hunter
A frumpy CIA analyst is forced into the field when a nuclear terror plot blows the cover of all the other agents. Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham are as… More
Phil Hubbs
OK, so this looks like an interes...oh my God! its another bloody Bond parody!! seriously!!! Yes the modern age feminist hipster, Paul Feig, takes a swing at… More
Mark Hobin
As a ridiculous comedy, Spy wholeheartedly delivers the laughs. What deepens this into a tour de force, rests in the way Melissa McCarthy subverts our… More
jay nixon
Fun, goofy spy spoof is hampered slightly by a few scenes of too graphic violence and needlessly crude dialogue that dilutes the some of the pleasure of the… More