Spy

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7.01 h 59 min2015X-RayHDRUHDR
Melissa McCarthy is armed and hilarious in this action-packed comedy about a deskbound CIA analyst who is about to become the world's newest — and unlikeliest — secret weapon!
Directors
Paul Feig
Starring
Melissa McCarthyJason StathamRose Byrne
Genres
ComedyAction
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Miranda HartBobby CannavaleAllison JanneyJude Law
Producers
Paul FeigPeter CherninJenno ToppingJessie Henderson
Studio
20th Century Fox
Rating
R (Restricted)
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Violencealcohol usefoul languagesexual content
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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GhostReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hilarious
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Hilarious premise, perfectly timed and executed comedic moments, and excellent casting for each character.

Normally, I think Melissa is grotesque because of the filth that comes out of her mouth (not because of the 5’2” frame carrying 250 lbs), but in this film, she hit a Home Run. In fact, I can’t think of an actress more perfect than her to play the lead. She starts off as a meek, accommodating character who is transformed into a fully-capable undercover agent (despite the ongoing funny mishaps…falling over on the top-heavy scooter with the roof while trying to pursue a criminal comes to mind).

Her side-kick / friend in the agency played by Miranda Hart also provides laugh after laugh and Jason Stratham overplays the tough-guy spy who seems to bungle every task while trying to maintain his cool-spy image so well that you will laugh at all of his scenes.

This is really well-done and highly recommended. Enjoy.
MaroReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is hysterical
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I noticed all the bad reviews are from men. I think they feel insecure that a woman can star in a movie and have it be funny and completely entertaining. It's definitely a chick flick! So, if you get it to watch with your male partner don't be surprised if he feels intimidated and has to complain about the movie while watching it. Watch it with the girls you'll enjoy it more.
I love Melissa McCarthy; she totally cracks me up and this movie just proves how funny she really is.
It has great twists and turns, and the ending was perfect
Mark TurnerReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
WATCH OUT MR. BOND
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Melissa McCarthy is an actress who has shown that she can be way off target with some of her films and then rebound to have a direct hit with the next. It’s nice to know she’s willing to take chances but at the same time she needs to have someone there to tell her when things don’t work. If she can do that more often then the odds of her successes will multiply. Consider the fact that she came off the well-made THE HEAT only to come up with TAMMY which was difficult to watch. The good news is that the second film after that one is this week’s top pick, SPY. It is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen all year.

McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, the CIA analyst who makes the top notch spy she works with, Bradley Fine (Jude Law), look good. Through his earpiece and via button camera she helps warn him when someone is behind him, the number of bad guys headed his way and where they’re coming from and steps in via drone when the chips are down. While all of this comes from her computer he gets the credit for being in the field. Without her he’d probably not be the success he is.

But Susan has a secret. She’s fallen for the man she’s supposed to protect. So maybe when she’s doing her job she has a personal interest in him coming back alive as well. When he rewards her by taking her to dinner after a successful mission his reward for her work is less than she expected.

That all changes when Fine, on a job to locate Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), is killed by her after a jamming device prevents Susan from helping him. As Rayna tells Susan via Fine’s camera, she knows the names and identities of the Agency’s top spies. Sending any of them out to locate her would be to condemn them to certain death.

Agency head Elaine Crocker (Allison Janney) is looking for options. With a portable nuke about to be auctioned off she’s open to ideas. Headstrong and cocky spy Rick Ford (Jason Statham) insists he go in and when she refuses he leaves the Agency and goes rogue. As a suggestion Susan suggest that she go in. No one know her and she’s the best informed about the case. A surprising review of her early tests scores and footage leaves Crocker with the idea of trying her out and Susan is sent into the field to follow leads and return information only. Of course we are well aware that more than that is bound to happen.

And it does in some hilarious moments. McCarthy is adept at both a quick turn of a phrase as well as the physical aspects of comedy that follows in the footsteps of some of the greats such as Lucille Ball. She never holds back and in the end it pays off. A running joke of Susan wanting to look the part of a glamorous spy and being forced into disguises that make her more cat lady than cat woman works each and every time it’s used here. But can she accomplish the task at hand? Can she locate the nuke before a terrorists gets his hands on it? Only time will tell and that time is well spent watching and laughing out loud at this side splitting film.

Not only does McCarthy turn in a great performance, fans of Miranda Hart will find themselves cheering for her here in the role of sidekick to Susan in the role Susan performed for Fine. Hart is a much loved comedienne in England but not as well known in the states. Hopefully that will be remedied after this film. Jude Law does a great job here as well showing a Bond like character that isn’t quite as much as he thinks he is. And Statham shows that he has a comedic side rarely made visible in most of his films. His madman like over the top spy who appears at the worst moments is always laugh inducing.

While watching this film I found myself laughing more often than not. The true test though was found in my wife whose sense of humor exists but not often to the point that she laughs loudly at most comedies. With this film she was doing just that, a sure sign that the movie worked not just for me but should be one that any and all comedy lovers will enjoy. I doubt there will ever be a cross over between the long running James Bond films and Susan Cooper but it would be hilarious to see it happen. Instead let’s just hope that a follow up is in the works and that time is taken to make sure it fires on all cylinders like this one does.
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Professional Ed ResourceReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best comedic intelligence operation in years
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Characters clown and act with a tongue in cheek realism that always entertains!
ChameleonReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent - BUT
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Great movie. Melissa McCarthy, as always, stole the show. She was very funny. BUT the F word was WAY overused. It could have been cut out by 2/3 and been effective. As it is, it's just another tired old cuss word that completely lost its effectiveness.
ReugerReviewed in the United States on November 10, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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Loved it
joel wingReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Melissa McCarthy goes from girl behind the desk to foul mouthed secret agent
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I think Melissa McCarthy really shined in this film. She goes from the nerdy girl behind the desk that tells the secret agent what to do to being the secret agent out in the field. More importantly her attitude and foul mouth was completely unexpected and hilarious. Add to that Jason Statham acting like an idiot talking about using the Face Off machine to get a new face and then cursing out everyone around him and you have a winning combination. There are a lot of little special moments as well such as Miranda Hart being another girl behind the desk, Peter Serfinowicz playing a sex crazed Italian driver, Rose Byrne as a rude villain and more.
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Mary WilliamsReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Funny Kovied
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I recommend anyone to watch it, a mix of James Bond and Mama
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