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Spy Kids (2001)



Critic Consensus: A kinetic and fun movie that's sure to thrill children of all ages.

Movie Info

Gregorio and Ingrid are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known: masters of disguise, mavens of invention, able to stop wars before they even start. Working for separate countries, they are sent to eliminate their most dangerous enemy...each other. But in an exotic corner of the world when they finally come face to face, they fall in love instead and embark on the most dangerous mission they have ever faced: raising a family. Now, nine years later, after their retirement, having exchanged the adventure of espionage for parenthood, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are called back into action. When their former colleagues, the world's most formidable spies, start disappearing one by one, the Cortez's are forced to take on techno-wizard Fegan Floop and his evil, egg-headed sidekick, Minion. But when the unthinkable happens and they too disappear, there are only two people in the world who can rescue them...their kids. Armed with a bag of high tech gadgets and out-of-this world transportation, Carmen and Juni will bravely jet through the air, dive under the seas and crisscross the globe in a series of thrilling adventures on a mission to stop Floop, save their parents...and maybe even the world. Sometimes the biggest heroes are the smallest ones.more
Rating: PG (for action sequences and brief language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Rodriguez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2001
Dimension Films - Official Site


Antonio Banderas
as Gregorio Cortez
Carla Gugino
as Ingrid Cortez
Alexa Vega
as Carmen Cortez
Daryl Sabara
as Juni Cortez
Alan Cumming
as Fegan Floop
Tony Shalhoub
as Alexander Minion
Teri Hatcher
as Ms. Gradenko
Cheech Marin
as Felix Gumm
Danny Trejo
as Uncle Machete
Mike Judge
as Donnagon/Donnamight
Johnny Reno
as Agent Johnny
Shannon Shea
as FoOglie No.1/Flower
Norman Cabrera
as FoOglie No.2/Tall & ...
Trant Batey
as FoOglie No.3/Too Too
Jeff Dashnaw
as Brat's Dad
Evan Sabba
as "Intruder" Spy Kid
Kara Slack
as Carmen's Friend
Ermahn Ospina
as Cab Driver
Emilio Navarro Macki...
as Excited Kid at Playg...
Evan Sabara
as `Intruder' Spy Kid
Rachel Duhame
as President's Robot Da...
Houston Hooker
as Lisp's Robot Son
Louis Black
as Financier
Dick Clark
as Financier
Steve Havens
as Financier
Julio Villareal
as Spy Driver
Becca Rodriguez
as Spy Bridesmaid
Patricia Vonne
as Spy Bridesmaid
Angela Lanza
as Newscaster
Julio Villarreal
as Spy Driver
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News & Interviews for Spy Kids

Critic Reviews for Spy Kids

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (29)

Fulfills kids' empowerment fantasies and features enough techno-wizardry and cool f/x to satisfy those weaned on videogames.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Top Critic

In terms of its family ethos, this makes an interesting comparison with the Addams Family films.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

As a piece of almost dadaist filmmaking, Spy Kids is great fun with its continual spirit of invention.

Full Review… | January 6, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

The visual effects don't really hold up 10 years later, but Spy Kids is still a charming, energetic, inventive kids' flick that balances its goofier side with its a sense of dramatic maturity.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012

Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

The kids play off each other very well and never miss a beat with perfect-timed humor and acting.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Spy Kids

Robert Rodriguez tones down on the violent and vulgar vibe he's accustomed too and trades it with fun and family-oriented adventures, and it actually pays off. Spy Kids is engaging and has enough for children as well as adults to enjoy. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


I get the feeling that at one point in Spy Kids the film makers tried to make these kids look cute and a bit more life like but somewhere I think they went wrong. Not as good as it puts itself out to be.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

usually critics judge kids movies by adult standars, but fans see kids movies for what they are. with spy kids, its the opposite. the critics get this movie, and fans are entirely too hard on it. a solid kids film that brings little ones into the same sort of fantasy that james bond does for their parents. fun and silly but full of adventure, this is a solid flick.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Spy Kids Quotes

Carmen Cortez: But Felix!
Uncle Felix: First of all, I'm not your uncle.
– Submitted by Blake K (3 years ago)
Carmen Cortez: Our parents can't be spies... they're not cool enough!
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)
Gregorio Cortez: Remember when we could sense danger a mile away?
Ingrid Cortez: Those were the days.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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