I spy with my little eye...
Hoyts Melbourne Central - Monday 08 June 2015, 1:15pm
Running time: 120m
Country: United States
Classification: MA15+ (Strong violence, coarse language and brief nudity)
Release date: 21/05/15
Cost: $10 (Optus Rewards)
Rating: 5/10 (ME 2.5/5, DP 2.5/5)
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a desk-bound CIA agent supporting the work of find agencies more flamboyant spies including the dashing Bradley Find (Jude Law). When the agents are exposed, a new agent is required to bring down the evil Ranya (Rose Byrne) in an exciting romp across Europe.
Part of the enjoyment of Spy is the many plot twists, so we won't be giving any of them away here. The performances are good (Jason Statham is delightfully arrogant and Miranda Hart is typically self-deprecating) and suitably cheesy. Spy is an exciting espionage adventure and a comedy, and it manages to succeed in both genres. The humour lacks subtlety but had our audience chuckling heartily. Check out the Bond-style opener; it's a special highlight of the film. (ME)
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