Wednesday, August 10, 2016


The Gist: After the assassination of the CIA operative tasked with preventing the sale of a nuclear weapon to terrorist groups, an agent who has never been in the field volunteers to go undercover to try and stop the bad guys.

This Melissa McCarthy vehicle strikes all the right notes, allowing her to shine and showcase her incredible comedic talents.

The movie is really funny, well written, even if not terribly original, and well acted by the entire cast of big names like Jude Law, Allison Janney, Rose Byrne, Morena Baccarin, Jason Statham, and Bobby Cannavale.

While I commend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for nominating Spy for a Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Golden Globe, I'm still scratching my head over their decision to not only nominate but also award the magnificent The Martian, in this category.

The Bottom Line: While Spy doesn't really strive to reinvent the wheel, it is a successful spoof of Bond/Bourne type movies. McCarthy is belly-ache funny.

Grade: 8

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