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I Spy (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual)

Eddie Murphy , Owen Wilson , Betty Thomas    DVD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Funny, But Forgettable March 4 2004
Format:DVD
Alex Scott (Owen Wilson) is a secret agent who really, really wants to be a special agent. The only problem is, he makes lots of mistakes and isn't exactly what you would call James Bond material. His current mission is to recover a high-tech jet that can camouflage itself so that it appears invisible. The only problem is, Alex has no idea where the plane is. Well, he knows that it is in Europe and that Arnold Gundars (Malcolm McDowell) is getting ready to sell it to the highest bidder. In order to get into Gundars' home and find the jet, Alex has to go undercover - as a flunky of the famous boxer Kelly Robinson (Eddie Murphy).
Kelly Robinson has only agreed to let Alex tag along because the president himself called and personally asked him for this favor. He certainly doesn't want a white boy with no skills hanging around, but Kelly is willing to give it a go if Alex doesn't get in the way. Unfortunately, Alex has a skill for getting in Kelly's way and, before he knows it, Kelly Robinson is off on a wild ride of madcap escapes, zany stunts, high-tech gadgets, unrequited love, and intrigue while he and Alex hunt to find the jet before is it turned into a weapon against the United States. But who can they trust....?
I thought that this was a pretty funny movie, but there is nothing particularly memorable or fabulous about it. Owen Wilson is pretty hilarious at times, though, especially when he is using his "top secret" gadgets that don't even begin to compare with Carlos' (Gary Cole), the top special agent in the country. Eddie Murphy had his funny moments, too, but I find that his humor is more crass and just obvious. The story was pretty predictable, but the movie had some cool stunts and was fast paced. This is a good rental that most of the family will enjoy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Witless and botched remake of the 60s series. Feb. 25 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This movie is absolutely dreadful by a longshot.
Basically, it's about a special jet that uses state of the art technology to become invisible and is stolen by foreign renegade terrorists and two spies are sent to recover the jet.
The script of this movie is absolutely weak and atrocious to the extent that nothing can save an already unworthy film. Eddie Murphy's character in this movie comes off as being rude, and extremely annoying. Famke Janssen really blew it with a very weak performance. Malcolm McDowell also falls flat on this one and Owen Wilson fares little better. I love all of these actors but the lousy script inhibits any chance of them really beinging forth anything worth watching on this movie.
This movie could really have been great but is totally wasted on weak dialogue and unfunny jokes. They had a chance to really make a good remake but they really blew it with "I Spy".
Avoid this movie. All of the cast have done much better on other movies.
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3.0 out of 5 stars What did you expect? James Bond? Jan. 25 2004
Format:DVD
Let's face it. You buy these sorts of films because you do not have to think much while watching them. You pick them up in the DVD store and you throw them on and you sit down and let your brain relax and hopefully have a few laughs at some stupidity that never takes itself too seriously. Does I Spy deliver on that? Yes, but obviously nothing more than that. I Spy is just another Murphy vehicle like SHOWTIME. It's a no-brainer, with a little bit of action and a few laughs that are hit or miss. Owen Wilson is always fun to watch and there is more than just a dash of his comic character that we saw in Shanghai Noon / Knights. However it is NO Shanghai by a long shot because it is just not as funny and Chan can do the action a way better.
This is just standard popcorn cannon-fodder that was probably filmed and put together in less than a month. Its pure garbage, but it never tries to be anything more than that. If you want to see Murphy cussin' then go watch one of his many adult films again. If you want to see Murphy do some 12 rated stuff then you will find that here. For those looking for Murphy playing to kids then go elsewhere because there is some mild language here with some sexual references but nothing serious.
So if you want to see a "no-brainer put your feet up and have a laugh at actors knowing they are in something that is just stupid as hell" then watch I Spy. It delivers in that department all right.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I Spy a painfully generic action/comedy. Jan. 6 2004
By Eric
Format:DVD
The trailers for I Spy were pretty damn funny, and the movie starred Owen Wilson, a fine comic actor who continues to grow on me with each successive performance. So it's unfortunate I Spy ends up as nothing more than a second-rate action/comedy, severely lacking in thrills, spills, and belly laughs. Undiscriminating twelve-year olds will probably enjoy it, but for most everyone else, this is as routine as spy comedies get.
Alex Scott (Owen Wilson) is a spy who's just been handed a new partner, Kelly Robinson (Eddy Murphy), a selfish, hot-headed, motor-mouthed boxer with a quick temper. Their assignment: to retrieve an important spy plane (which can camouflage, no less) that's about to be sold to terrorist bidders. There's also Famke Janssen as another secret agent whose only purpose here is to spice up the sex appeal (not that I'm complaining).
I Spy's biggest and most glaring flaw is that it's just not very funny. Yes, there are a handful of laughs; I did like the scene where Wilson compared his equipment with another top spy's, and I also liked the scene where Wilson tried to woo Janssen. But aside from the plain fact much of the material isn't funny, the problem is also that there's no sense of continuity or balance; the jokes are thrown around without much care to whether it actually fits the moment, and this has quite a jarring and unpleasant effect on the movie's entertainment value.
The action scenes, which often feel rather padded (much like some of the jokes), aren't any better. There are quite a few requisite chases, shootouts, and fights but the choreography is subpar and the action is so lightweight, you never get the feeling anyone's in danger in spite of the mounting body count.
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i spy was a relly fun movie too see. and owen wilson is better on this movie than shanghai noon and shanghai knights.
Published on June 7 2004 by i got the urge baby
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this movie was very very marvelous. and the beggining was funny.
Published on June 7 2004 by i got the urge baby
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i spy is a really cool movie. which stars eddie murphy who is a very funny guy.
Published on June 7 2004 by i got the urge baby
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this movie was very unique. since the acting was perfect.
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this movie really rocks the party. with plentiful action.
Published on June 7 2004 by i got the urge baby
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there was nothing wrong with this movie. and i watch the movie very frequently.
Published on June 7 2004 by i got the urge baby
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this movie was not too shabby. and eddie murphy is hilarious from this movie.
Published on June 7 2004 by i got the urge baby
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this was a very intriguing movie. and the movie is also very funny.
Published on June 7 2004 by i got the urge baby
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this movie was very very fun too watch. and eddie and owen make great chemistry.
Published on June 7 2004 by i got the urge baby
3.0 out of 5 stars It was fun
I sat down with absolutely no expectations of this movie. It was far fetched and outlandish, but I took it with a grain of salt. The way it was meant to be taken. Read more
Published on Jan. 10 2004 by William Black
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