The Spy Next Door Reviews

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John Gholson
Cinematical
February 10, 2012
If the lazy filmmakers don't care enough about their movie to offer at least one single original idea, then you shouldn't care enough to go see it.
October 22, 2010
This film plays it too safe and brings you only a smidgeon of charm and laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
August 9, 2010
An uncomfortable journey for everyone involved.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
May 30, 2010
Though mixing espionage and family values in unraveling dysfunctional behavior among a bratty brood of siblings may be a stretch, Jackie Chan makes the most of it in his latest caper targeting unruly kids.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
May 17, 2010
This is the broad, silly kiddie exercise it appears to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 14, 2010
Lame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Daily Record [UK]
April 2, 2010
If you're still awake by the end credits, Chan's out-takes are sadly the funniest thing in this inane, silly and below-par effort. This one is for kids only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
April 1, 2010
The woeful screenplay, the mundane direction, by Brian Levant, and the indifferent acting all combine to sink a stupid plot which should never have got off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
[The movie] is [likable], bringing a peppy energy to Bob's segue from international spy to babysitter.
Alicia Malone
FILMINK (Australia)
March 25, 2010
The slapstick comedy will amuse a young audience, but their parents will find it tedious.
Alexander Pashby
Little White Lies
March 22, 2010
Definitely one for the kids to watch on their own when it comes out on DVD.
Derek Malcolm
This is London
March 22, 2010
Chan has just enough friendly charm to transcend this rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
March 22, 2010
Tongue-in-cheek entertainment...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2010
[It] may be a sign that age has finally caught up with this once most agile of action heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 22, 2010
A movie that posits Billy Ray Cyrus as a techno-genius and allows the baddies to get away with Russian accents that would put most meerkats to shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
March 22, 2010
It starts slowly and ends very predictably. In fact, the bloopers which come before the end credits are probably the best thing about it -- and that says a lot.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
March 22, 2010
The results are always less than hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
March 22, 2010
Only Chan's charm saves it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
March 22, 2010
The closing credit outtakes are the best part of this feeble effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Charity
Times [UK]
March 19, 2010
When people moan about the world's worst film-makers, the names Uwe Boll and Joel Schumacher invariably come up. If Brian Levant has escaped such infamy, it's only by sticking under the radar with kiddie-litter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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