Spies in Disguise Reviews

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January 13, 2020
Reeks of cynical calculation.
January 7, 2020
The result is a bit of a slog, though if you want a film that pits one Will Smith against another but is family-friendlier than the recent Gemini Man, this is your movie.
January 4, 2020
Spies in Disguise is like so many other toon flicks from 2019: brightly designed, fairly entertaining, and instantly disposable.
December 30, 2019
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 27, 2019
Frustratingly, the story isn't that original and too often it feels like you're watching sequences and plot points lifted from better action, superhero and spy movies.
December 27, 2019
This animated espionage caper attempts to mask its lack of inspiration with constant chaos.
December 26, 2019
It's disorganized and paranoid about mass appeal, weakening the spirit of what should be a non-stop, high-tech adventure with flashes of irresistible silliness.
December 26, 2019
"Spies in Disguise" is notable for its anti-violence stance but elsewhere operates like a hybrid of other animated movies you've seen, part "The Incredibles," part "The Secret Life of Pets," and 100 percent skippable.
December 25, 2019
Although it may work for its target audience - video game-consuming pre-teen boys - other viewers may find the production to be lacking in anything beyond a little visual razzle-dazzle.
December 25, 2019
It's a concept that could work, but the Brad Copeland/Lloyd Taylor-script never really delves beyond the shallows of its premise.
December 24, 2019
The central plot conceit of Spies in Disguise is so strange -- to the point that it's almost absurd -- that one has to admire it.
December 24, 2019
The problem with Spies in Disguise is not so much that it has a dumb premise, but that it doesn't seem to know what to do with that premise, throwing together a bunch of dopey jokes, spy-movie clichés and pigeon facts.
December 24, 2019
Unless their parents are secret agents, smallfry won't get any of it, even a big bathroom joke with a bigger word. The rest of us might smile occasionally.
December 24, 2019
No disguising this one. A spy turning into a pigeon is terrible. Younger kids will find this appealing but the rest of us score it as pigeon poop.
December 24, 2019
Once the initial fun of its premise has been milked, the movie simply runs completely dry on the ideas front and just settles into the groove of the standard kiddie blockbuster.
December 24, 2019
The lessons are so treacly, and their delivery method so single-minded, that the Valley Girl phrase "gag me with a spoon" springs to mind.
December 20, 2019
I am dismayed to say this was the worst film I've seen all year.
December 19, 2019
"Spies in Disguise" has one cute idea - what if an international super-spy could become a pigeon - and can't quite find enough to do with that idea to fill a feature-length movie.
December 19, 2019
Spies in Disguise is a fair-to-middling example of a movie that knows its core demographic and rarely bothers to aim higher than, oh, 4 foot, 4 inches.
December 19, 2019
Would be a lot more fun if ... screenwriters realized that the hijinks between a young, genius inventor and a secret agent would have worked just fine without having its coolest character transform into a lame, talking pigeon for an hour.
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