My Spy

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A scene from the film My Spy. (Photo:  Amazon Studios)
A scene from the film My Spy. (Photo: Amazon Studios)

CRITIC RATING:

2/5 Stars

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

My Spy follows JJ, a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista), who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) after he is sent undercover to surveil her family.

WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:

"Bautista commits to the dad jokes, and young Chloe Coleman holds her own, but both actors are ultimately wandering through the mists of a movie that isn't fully there." - Jesse Hassenger, AV Club

"Three terrific lead performances and sharp dialogue elevate a well-worn premise." - Scott Mendelson, Forbes

"Both a little bit better than I expected and not quite good... Self-awareness doesn't make up for the fact that it's very predictable." - Angie Han, FilmWeek 

"Dave Bautista gets outsmarted by a child in an action-comedy that doesn't reinvent the wheel but delivers some cracking gags that will leave you smiling." - Zehra Phelan, Flavourmag

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

My Spy airs Sunday, 17 January 2021 at 20:05 on M-Net (DStv 101)

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