Thursday, May 21, 2015

Film Review - Spy (2015)

Spy stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper a desk officer in the CIA who helps out veteran Agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) when he is in the field but when a nuclear weapon goes missing and Fine is presumed Dead Cooper finds herself getting an unexpected promotion to field agent to save the world.

Spy is amusing for the most part but it is also flawed but before I delve more into that I want to delve into what I did like and that is the film's supporting cast who pretty much steal the show from under McCarthy's feet, Jason Statham is very funny as a foul mouthed fellow agent, Rose Byrne is really good (all seems right in the world when she gets a good role in a film) here as well and I also liked Peter Serafinocwicz in his small role as well plus Law is pretty good here as well.

But sadly I didn't find McCarthy's character all that appealing as her screeching started to grate with me after a while though her scenes with Byrne were pretty good to be fair but coming back to the jokes so I can elaborate on that point some more the constant throwing down of F bombs and curse words to not be all that funny after a while plus the film does feel a little bit too long for its own good, there's a good 90 minute comedy here but sadly the film goes to near 2 hours and it didn't really earn it that much.

So Spy is a good comedy despite some repetitive jokes and a too long run time and is worth seeing on a matinee ticket, 2 and a half out of 5.

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