Spy | Movie Review 21 Jun 2015   762


Star Cast: Jude Law, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jessica Chaffin, Rose Byrne, Sam Richardson, Peter Serafinowicz, Bobby Cannavale, Miranda Hart, Allison Janney, Raad Rawi, Nargis Fakhri
Direction: Paul Feig
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 2 hours 1 minute

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

Every once in a while, there comes along a spy movie that straddles the line between not taking itself too seriously and not floundering in a soup of slapstick send-ups. Spy, with its female protagonist who looks and behaves like anything but a spy (seriously!) not only carries
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Paul Feig was the unsung hero of the late ‘90s – he was responsible for the hilarious short-lived TV show ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and then went on to direct some of the funniest episodes of ‘The Office’. The world finally got to know of him when he delivered the outrageously funny
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Hindustan Times:

It takes immense talent to make a comic film on international espionage, hire Jason Statham, make him the bumbling sidekick while your hero is a fat, middle-aged, love-sick woman. And then make the entire ride deliriously funny and meta at the same time.
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Susan Cooper works behind-the-scenes at the CIA. The Woman Friday to the field agents kinda job. This one, in particular, is called Bradley Fine, and by the looks of it, is among the best in the business. Susan develops a not-too-hidden crush on him. And it’s sort of a one-way street that has a cul-de-sac once Fine is killed in action.
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NDTV Movies:

In Spy, a wild, profane, surprisingly bloody caper-comedy, Melissa McCarthy appears on screen with various sidekicks, nemeses, foils, straight men (and women) and human punching bags.
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There’s a reason Melissa McCarthy is arguably one of the finest comic actors of our times – it’s because she’s totally unafraid of looking stupid. From her terrific breakout in 2011’s ‘Bridesmaids’ (for which she earned an Oscar nomination, no less), she’s consistently
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The Indian Express:

The actress who shot to instant limelight with Feig’s The Bridesmaids — despite being the fourth wheel — is again at her swearing, fighting, kicking best here, letting it all hang out as a CIA desk person who finds herself out in the field. That field includes the
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Spy isn’t a bad film. But it’s only half a good one, says Paloma Sharma. Oh boy. This one’s going to be difficult. Paul Feig, brilliant director of equally brilliant films such as Bad Teacher, Bridesmaids and The Heat, tries his hand at action for a change with the Melissa McCarthy-Jason Statham starrer Spy
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