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Spy Hard Reviews

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

[A] haphazardly executed send-up.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

June 14, 2013
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

The result is 80 brief minutes of movie skits assembled in an order that sort of resembles a plot.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2013
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The movie will be of interest only to Nielsen's most devoted fans and to those who wonder why Nicollette Sheridan never made more movies, or more swimsuit calendars.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The jokes come in sporadic volleys rather than the steady machine-gun pace of The Naked Gun and Airplane!, and, with a few exceptions, they are less truly aimed.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2013
John Ferguson
Radio Times

The blockbuster action thriller genre is ripe for sending up, but this lazy effort has to go down as a miss despite the presence of spoofmeister Leslie Nielsen.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2013
Darren Bignell
Empire Magazine

Sporadically funny, but never more than a sting of crude gags.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Yet another Leslie Nielson movie parody, targeted this time at James Bond pictures and their many spinoffs.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2013
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
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As funny as Nielsen can be, like all comic actors he still needs the quick-thinking jokes and zingy one-liners to be genuinely funny.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 4, 2013
Doug Thomas
Seattle Times
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Spy Hard just comes off as a long commercial. And yes, that means most of the best moments you've seen in the movie's trailer.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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More of a cinematic joke book than a real movie, Spy Hard hits you with gags faster than Henny Youngman on speed. Even when individual bits misfire, the unrelenting barrage of silliness can break down your resistance.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

June 4, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Spy Hard is a loose send-up of the Bond series and other overly expensive action flicks, but after Hot Shots! Part Deux and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 who needs another action parody?

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 7, 2011
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Never mind that the smutty, high-tech 007 capers already wink at the conventions of the bikini-clad, gizmo-strewn genre. If the martini is shaken, not stirred, why beat it to death with a swizzle stick?

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 6, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Nielsen's schtick is getting pretty threadbare by now -- his movies used to wring laughs from assaults on his silver-haired dignity, but after years of screen buffoonery, he has no dignity left to assault.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 12, 2009
Variety Staff
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The picture that will test the durability of Leslie Nielsen's lowbrow franchise, Spy Hard sticks closely to the Naked Gun formula. Not only is the formula itself wearing thin, but the gags themselves feel recycled.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Like Hot Shots! there's the same mistaken belief that simply tagging other films will be intrinsically funny...

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This one's a real disappointment -- it only registered a few snickers from me at best.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C-

April 9, 2005
Michael Dequina

A classic example of why David Zucker/Jim Abrahams/Jerry Zucker-style comedies should be left to ZAZ themselves.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

January 8, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Stay for Weird Al Yankovic's brilliant opening credits, then flee!

| Original Score: 1/5

August 30, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Nielsen, with his expert deadpan and sense of comic timing, creates the illusion of humor -- for about 15 minutes.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

June 18, 2002
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

[Scores] only a handful of genuine laughs during its scant 78 minutes.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2002
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