A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »
Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars. The ending is played out... See full summary »
When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane. Written by
Director Betty Thomas prior to production scouted locations in England, Germany, Ireland, and the Czech Republic before traveling to Hungary, the latter where the picture ultimately filmed. Thomas said of the minute she arrived in Budapest: "I knew that this was the place. It was glamorous and fresh, and they were so co-operative in giving us access to places in the city where we wanted to shoot, especially the Buda Castle, which is now the National Art Gallery [which is used in the film as villain Arnold Gundars (Malcolm McDowell)'s palatial estate]. It was the equivalent of having access to shoot at the Lincoln Memorial." See more »
Near the end of the movie, Alex sinks the plane into the river, and he and Kelly swim up to the surface. However, when the camera pulls out at the end of the scene, we can clearly see that the two guys are not floating but just standing in the chest-high water. The plane, which was supposed to be sunk, is still clearly visible behind them. See more »
"I Spy" is an action comedy starring Owen Wilson as the opposite of your usual James Bond, and Eddie Murphy as the cocky boxer assigned to help him. Wilson and Murphy are pretty funny together, but sometimes their constant arguing gets overdone and rather old.
Still, the two have good chemistry and you will always be sure to laugh when you put on "I Spy". About the action, well, it's okay. It sure isn't as good as "Bad Boys" or "Bad Company", but that's not really what this film is geared for anyway. Plus, Murphy and Wilson are STILL ARGUING during the action (this is when it gets old!).
Entertaining, but a little annoying, I give "I Spy" a 6.5/10.
18 of 22 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?