I Spy


I Spy

Critics Consensus

Insipid and mirthless, I-Spy bares little resemblance to the TV series that inspired it.



Total Count: 133


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Special agent Alex Scott and middleweight world champion Kelly Robinson are reluctantly paired for a dangerous mission to recover the Switchblade, the U.S.'s latest and most technologically sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype spy plane has fallen into the hands of a nefarious arms dealer, Arnold Gundars, who plans to sell it to the highest bidder - a rogue terrorist with access to nuclear warheads. After the U.S. government fails to retrieve the plane through the normal undercover channels, the president asks Robinson to provide civilian cover for agent Scott to find the stealth aircraft before the terrorist transforms it into a delivery system for weapons of mass destruction. Scott needs Robinson to penetrate Gundars' palatial headquarters in Budapest. An avid boxing fan, Gundars is staging a championship bout between the undefeated Robinson (57-0) and the reigning European titleholder. The real contest takes place outside the ring, however, between the cocky Robinson and the put-upon Scott. After a series of near disasters, the two men finally bond in the depths of the Budapest sewer system. Robinson, the womanizer, coaches the shy, insecure Scott in the art of seduction so he can woo Rachel, the beautiful agent who is on assignment with them. In turn, Scott introduces Robinson to the dazzling world of espionage and high-tech spy gadgetry.


Eddie Murphy
as Kelly Robinson
Owen Wilson
as Alex Scott
Gary Cole
as Carlos
Tate Taylor
as Lt. Percy
Bill Mondy
as McIntyre
Larry Merchant
as Vegas Commentator
Keith Dallas
as Lunchbox
Sugar Ray Leonard
as Vegas Commentator
Joe Cortez
as Vegas Referee
Jimmy Lennon Jr.
as Vegas Ring Announcer
Gordon Racette
as Europe Referee
Steve Albert
as Vegas Announcer
Bobby Cyze
as Vegas Announcer
Darren Shahlavi
as Cedric Mills
Dana Lee
as Zhu Tam
Gus Lynch
as General Elmo Tucker
Malik McCall
as Kelly's Pilot
Ray Galletti
as BNS Man
Kendall Saunders
as Beautiful Girl
Crystal Lowe
as Beautiful Girl
Peter Vida
as Vespa Guy
J.B. Bivens
as BNS Equipment Technician
Steve Lesko
as Massage Patron
John Scott
as Spa Patron
Norman Edge
as Spa Patron
Peter Linka
as Master of Ceremonies
Mihaly Tabanyi
as Hungarian Violinist
Csaba Szocs
as Hungarian Cop
Yaroslav Poverlo
as Hungarian Cop
Eric Bryson
as Member of Gundar's Posse
Glenn Ennis
as Member of Gundar's Posse
George Josef
as Member of Gundar's Posse
Roger Lewis
as Member of Gundar's Posse
Tony Morelli
as Member of Gundar's Posse
Layton Morrison
as Member of Gundar's Posse
Mike Roselli
as Member of Gundar's Posse
Kevin Rushton
as Member of Gundar's Posse
Simone Bailly
as Vegas Showgirl
Kylea Beil
as Vegas Showgirl
Ocean Bloom
as Vegas Showgirl
Jade Boragno
as Vegas Showgirl
Kristene Kenward
as Vegas Showgirl
Deborah Macatumpag
as Vegas Showgirl
Colette Perry
as Vegas Showgirl
Angela Uyeda
as Vegas Showgirl
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  • Sep 19, 2019
    Funny at times, but considering the talent and the concept, this should have been better. Eddie Murphy continues a streak, that has been dominated by misses and shows his eagerness to take on sub par roles. Owen Wilson was attempting to launch his role status and this appeared like a slam dunk on paper, but throwing together talent doesn't result in box office glory. Odd filmmaker choice for the concept and a poorly developed plot, result in a par film, that underdelivers. 15/09/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2015
    Another cheap American spy comedy that's not funny, Has poor action scenes and a plot that's been done before too many times, Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson do well working off each other but it's only Eddie that makes this film just about watchable.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2011
    Eddie Murphy delivers the performance that we have all grown to love him for, with smart talking and ranting throughout the entire film. Though I have had very little contact with the series that this film was based on, alone, this film stands strong as an outrageous buddy comedy.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2011
    More another worthless picture by Betty Thomas and Eddie Murphy.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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