Normally I am a huge fan of the spy-humor movie genre. And with the casting of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, you have the elements of what should be a really fun movie. Alas, in Central Intelligence, the brilliant bits and entertaining plot twists are overwhelmed by the plodding adolescence angst delayed for 20 years. Unfortunately, the absurdist parts of Dwayne Johnson as either a brilliant spy or stilted awkward adolescent trapped in a super-sized body does not work well as he swings madly between these two conflicted extremes. Kevin Hart, on the other hand, is brilliant as the high school overachiever who has settled into a life of suburban routine.
If the first 15 minutes don't engage you, switch to something else, because it will not got better (or worse for that matter).