Review: SPY



Genre – Action, Comedy, Crime
Duration – 120 minutes
India Release Date – 19th June 2015

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, and prevent a global crisis.

Everything about this movie works. Film kicks off and sets the mood of humour within the first minute and continues bombarding the jokes throughout its run-time.

Spy shows female empowerment as its best. Director Paul Feig highlights Melissa’s best comedic skills and adds action to his portfolio. Movie is flushed with high-end visual effects. McCarthy has always been talented, easily lovable actress ((Gilmore Girls, The Heat). This is the ideal role for her because her character has a serious job and a serious mission. Jason Statham, however, has a different role to play here – Hysterical small role. He’s playing a tough-guy agent that goes around bragging about how bad ass he is and goes on to do the stupidest things ever while still keeping a straight face and mischievous persona – essentially a parody of his usual roles. Jude Law is a perfect stand-in for James Bond. While the story is silly, the great supporting cast do a good job in complementing this one-woman show.


The production value was at par with the movie script & the pace of the movie was rightly set. Background Score is apt as per theme. CGI in few scenes disappoints big time. BUT small flaws goes unnoticed; thanks to tight script and the performances.

PDF Verdict: Bombastic Fun Ride. A perfectly casted satire that cannot be missed by fans of Action, Comedy. Movie is well integrated with recognizable script, satisfactory performances and an array of jokes resulting it in humorous spy film. Watch this ONE WOMAN SHOW and have good LAUGH this weekend.

PDF Ratings: 3.5 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 4 on 5
Screenplay: 3.5 on 5
Music: 3 on 5
Cinematography: 4 on 5

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