Parents' Guide to

The Spy

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Espionage drama best for Baron Cohen fans, has violence.

TV Netflix Drama 2019
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Clearly a passion project for Sacha Baron Cohen, who has serious acting chops despite being mostly known for broad comedy, this feels stretched incredibly thin as a miniseries. Though there's an eye for detail, the slow pace and focus on minutiae undercut the The Spy's suspense and drama.

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