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Spies Like Us

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Dated '80s comedy has strong language, few laughs.

Movie PG 1985 102 minutes
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This 1985 comedy-adventure has little to offer other than the star power of two Saturday Night Live alumni. Unfortunately, neither of the talented comic actors brought their A game to the project. Spies Like Us offers mild laughs, mostly for physical comedy, but even those are few and far between, and done so much better elsewhere. And the script never seems to find the right balance between road movie and spy send-up. The jokes fall flat, and the dated sexism, often played for laughs, adds no enjoyment.

Most of the content's fine for young teens and up who can handle the strong language, but without any built-in affection for the co-stars, it's unlikely to hold their interest. At least it could spark an interesting conversation about how women are represented in movies, then and now.

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