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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The bad guys kidnap, lie, and are generally nasty.
Violence & Scariness
Fight scenes involving weapons but no guns; talk of destroying a country.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's a sexy scientist lady in a bikini who later tries to trick the bad scientist by coming on to him.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The adults (and a chimpanzee) drink mixed drinks.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that weapons, such as daggers and swords, are used in this movie, but the fighting is slapstick and there is no blood and no obvious injuries. A creepy scientist kidnaps a young girl and takes her to another country, where he uses computer technology to impersonate the girl's father via fake Web conferences. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
SPYMATE can be both predictable and confusing at the same time. The characters and their lines are numbingly boring, and yet they sometimes veer off on tangents that make no clear sense. A group of circus performers use improbable moves to nab bad guys in a weirdly choreographed scene. The bad Dr. Farley turns from evil to whining wimp in the blink of an eye. The acting is flat and the characters one-dimensional.
On the plus side, though there are some scary themes, this is a light and goofy movie in which would-be intense moments are swept along in the silliness. There is no anguish over the kidnapping and there are no dark moments of revenge being sworn. This keeps things easy for children to digest, but it also makes things unbelievable. If a man's daughter has been kidnapped, would he really pause to have a drink with a monkey before setting out to find her? Kids may like Spymate, and though it's no cinematic feat, at least the violence isn't gratuitous.
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