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Spy (2015) Movie Poster
Posted on July 6, 2015 by James Shults

Release Date: June 5, 2015

Director: Paul Feig

Overall Rating: Good

A CIA agent (Melissa McCarthy), who’s been riding a desk for the last ten years, gets her shot in the field after a fellow agent (Jude Law) is killed.

The Good

A joke machine wrapped in a 007 disguise, Spy is  a sturdy vehicle for Melissa McCarthy. While the team up of director Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy again delivers an above average comedy, the person who steals the show is Jason Stathom, playing an over-the-top, rogue spy who’s quick to explain why he’s the best spy.

The Bad

There’s a twist near the end of Spy that you know is coming. You’re just waiting for it to be revealed. Once it is, you’re not surprised. Just relieved that the movie finally got to it. There is, however, a slight twist on the twist that makes the original twist a little more refreshing.

The Ugly

There is a lot of bad language in this movie. It’s something that doesn’t bother me on any moral level. Have at them four-letter words. But, in Spy, there are so many F-bombs that they begin to loose there effect. A well places swear can give your audience a good laugh. A carpet bombing of them can bring too much attention to them.

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