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Parents' Guide to

I Spy

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

TV classic remade as a forgettable buddy movie.

Movie PG-13 2002 97 minutes
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Good movie.

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This film version of I Spy fails to capture or re-create the coolness of the classic TV series. The show starred Robert Culp and Bill Cosby as smart, laid-back guys who traveled around to exotic and romantic locations saving the world. Instead, this is a forgettable buddy movie that feels like a rejected script for Rush Hour 3. Murphy mugs, Wilson pines for his beautiful fellow spy (Famke Janssen), stuff blows up, and the credits roll. This movie is designed to be forgotten before you get the popcorn out of your teeth.

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