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 … 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
Box Office: $110.8M
Dimension Films - Official Site


as Gregorio Cortez

as Ingrid Cortez

as Carmen Cortez

as Juni Cortez

as Fegan Floop

as Alexander Minion

as Ms. Gradenko

as Felix Gumm

as Uncle Machete

as Donnagon/Donnamight

as Agent Johnny

as FoOglie No.1/Flower

as FoOglie No.2/Tall & ...

as FoOglie No.3/Too Too

as Brat's Dad

as "Intruder" Spy Kid

as Carmen's Friend

as Cab Driver

as Excited Kid at Playg...

as `Intruder' Spy Kid

as President's Robot Da...

as Lisp's Robot Son

as Financier

as Financier

as Financier

as Spy Driver

as Spy Bridesmaid

as Spy Bridesmaid

as Newscaster

as Spy Driver
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Critic Reviews for Spy Kids

All Critics (128) | 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

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