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A cheerfully undemanding animated adventure that's elevated by its voice cast, Spies in Disguise is funny, fast-paced, and family-friendly enough to satisfy. Read critic reviews

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Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.

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Will Smith
Lance
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Tom Holland
Walter
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Rashida Jones
Marcy
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Ben Mendelsohn
Killian
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Reba McEntire
Joyless
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Karen Gillan
Eyes
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DJ Khaled
Ears
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Masi Oka
Kimura
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Claire Crosby
Unitee
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Brad Copeland
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Lloyd Taylor
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Chris Wedge
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Kori Adelson
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Critic Reviews for Spies in Disguise

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  • Spies in Disguise has a lightness in its humor and a thoughtfulness in its discussion of how to solve problems, with a great voice acting turn from Will Smith.

    January 19, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's bright and breezy from start to finish, with an intelligent and humorous script, and engaging voice performances from Smith, Holland and Mendelsohn.

    January 11, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • There are some nice action set pieces, fights and chases. But the real fun lies in Beckett's "biodynamic concealment" experiment which misfires and turns Sterling into a pigeon, or "flying mouse" as he hatefully calls them.

    January 3, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The formula of Spies in Disguise doesn't exactly turn into sludge, but first-time directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane don't have it quite perfect, either.

    December 30, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • With its giddy pace and dizzying action set pieces, it's an enjoyable holiday watch for family audiences.

    December 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Geek and hero make for a decent enough odd couple; geek and pigeon are often a hoot.

    December 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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  • May 19, 2020
    Spies in Disguise has a genuinely interesting methodology put forth revolving around the core ideals of teamwork, and non-lethal measures. Or at least it has that in the opening 5 minutes and closing 10. In between it has a pigeon instead. I don't mean "The pigeon thing is so ridiculous that it distracts from it", I mean they drop it altogether for the lion's share of the runtime because "WILL SMITH VOICES A PIGEON HAHAHA!" And sure those early concepts were laid on a little heavy while they were there, but this is a kids' movie, nuance isn't mandatory. It also didn't help that literally every single supporting character (but most especially Ben Mendelsohn's "Robot Hand") were far more likeable than either of the leads. Buuut it was okay. Okay. At a stretch. Okay. At best. More than anything though, I just want to know if somebody goes into this without any idea of what the story is actually about, does it hit you as hard as the trailer did? Like is this From Dusk till Dawn for pre-teens?
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2020
    Inoffensive animated family film with a message about, duh, family. Does it pass time adequately? Yeah. Worth a smile or two? Yeah. Are there goofy hijinks for those families with toddlers. Yeah. Are you gonna remember it later. No. So there.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2020
    Spies in Disguise is just one of those animated films, that's okay. It's not a brilliant defining film, it's one of the middle films. Animated films are a dime a dozen, this day and age, and sadly being average isn't going to help you stay relevant. This film lacks originality, it actually feels like a spin-off from the Despicable Me universe. This is more in the direct to stream/dvd market and it's a shame considering the talent. This essentially is built around Will Smith's character, and sadly he isn't enough here. I liked the film, but I didn't love it. Good for the family and a viewing if you're looking to pass the time. 15/03/2020
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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