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2.9
755 Ratings

Spy

Directed by Paul Feig
United States, 2015
Comedy

Synopsis

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer.

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Spy Directed by Paul Feig

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

Golden Globes (USA)

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Empire Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Comedy

What are people saying?

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Spy

    Feig's film becomes cliché in its desperate attempt to avoid the clichés, or, at least, satirize them. However, Spy is well-cast and there are undeniable moments of solid comedy that make this spoof more enjoyable than most.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Spy

    Released the same year as "Kingsman," Paul Feig's "Spy" often feels like a mirror of that film, what with it's surprisingly well-staged fight sequences and a score that channels the best of John Barry-era Bond. That said, "Spy" proves refreshingly devoid of the kind of virulent misanthropy that seems to infect everything "Kingsman" creator Mark Millar touches, ensuring "Spy" is more entertaining than it is cynical.

  • f-nanda's rating of the film Spy

    The only real funny thing about this movie is Jason Statham. And he's known as an action movie star, not a comedian. Congrats to him. Maybe it tried too much to be funny and it just didn't work. And really? Didn't it cross her mind to call her dad and ask about it? REALLY? Family drama.

  • Quentin Carbonell's rating of the film Spy

    Fairly unbalanced but with some good moments of entertainment. Interesting how this movie and Pitch Perfect 2 are aiming to humanize and empower an overweight person, as the default consideration is that this person has to suck at everything. Meh.

  • Addy K.'s rating of the film Spy

    There's something very wrong with this film—and it has nothing to do with Robert Yeoman's cinematography (shockingly bad given his Wes Anderson canon), or the shit/fart jokes (admittedly some made me laugh). Paul Feig, Hollywood's go-to feminist, uses Melissa McMarthy's character to debate gender politics but simply reinforces stereotypes. Apparently, women are empowered when they behave more like men. Deeeep.

  • filmcapsule's rating of the film Spy

    Funny and smart with its gender politics and issues of body image. This seemed a great use of McCarthy's comedic talents, and a leading role that's never condescending or reductive. Still, Feig occassionally struggles with the genre elements of the film, and especially with pacing. Goodwill amassed from a few funny scenes in a row is dissipated by a few awkward and clunky ones in a row.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Spy

    Fun summer froth that finally provides Melissa McCarthy will a fitting vehicle to play to her strengths. Great support especially from Miranda Hart (where did she come from!), Rose Byrne and Peter Serafinowicz. Flips the spy genre around well goofing on its silly villains, goofy gadgets and globe trotting plot devices while also defying 'the beautiful spy' archetype. '...you're crying now...'

  • Joe Hackman's rating of the film Spy

    I think this may have suffered from high expectations given its Tomato-meter, but I did find myself laughing about certain scenes then next day. Melissa McCarthy is very funny and is well-supported by the cast. I still prefer Johnny English.