The Spy Next Door

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Jackie Chan family flick high on stunts but low on laughs.

PG 2010 92 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 37 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 67 reviews

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age 6+

The perfect choice for the first Jackie Chan movie

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age 9+

My son loved it. I didn't mind it.

Not gonna win an Oscar, but Jackie Chan is pleasant, as always, and my son loved the martial arts stuff. He laughed and laughed and rewatched some scenes.

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