Spy Kids
Spy Kids (2001)

Gregorio and Ingrid are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known: masters of disguise, mavens of invention, able to stop wars before they even start. Working for separate countries, they are sent to eliminate their most… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 30, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A kinetic and fun movie that's sure to thrill children of all ages.

Lael Loewenstein

Fulfills kids' empowerment fantasies and features enough techno-wizardry and cool f/x to satisfy those weaned on videogames.

James Berardinelli

A fine, relatively non-violent example of pure family entertainment.

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R. L. Shaffer

The visual effects don't really hold up 10 years later, but Spy Kids is still a charming, energetic, inventive kids' flick that balances its goofier side with its a sense of dramatic maturity.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

In terms of its family ethos, this makes an interesting comparison with the Addams Family films.

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Andy Seiler
USA Today

A good live-action children's movie -- a species so rare that many presumed it extinct.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

As a piece of almost dadaist filmmaking, Spy Kids is great fun with its continual spirit of invention.

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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times

One of the best kids movies in years.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The kids play off each other very well and never miss a beat with perfect-timed humor and acting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Robert Rodriguez tones down on the violent and vulgar vibe he's accustomed too and trades it with fun and family-oriented adventures, and it actually pays… More
Jim Careter
A very enjoyable film, its fun and colorful. But like others said, maybe too kid friendly. The cast is funny and good, they picked the right kids for the… More
Directors Cat
I get the feeling that at one point in Spy Kids the film makers tried to make these kids look cute and a bit more life like but somewhere I think they went… More
Melvin White
Carmen Cortez: Never send an adult to do a kid's job. Spy Kids is too annoying to be enjoyed or find fun. From the two kids, Carmen and Juni to the… More
danny d
usually critics judge kids movies by adult standars, but fans see kids movies for what they are. with spy kids, its the opposite. the critics get this movie,… More
Michael Edwards
It was thought out very well, and is very different from most spy movies, because, as the title implies, the spys are the kids. Plus we got a great performance… More