Spies in Disguise Reviews

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
Geek and hero make for a decent enough odd couple; geek and pigeon are often a hoot.
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 26, 2019
You could do worse with your family after opening holiday presents -- and it might even give you something to talk about with your relatives of varying political persuasions.
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 24, 2019
Nearly every scene pops with bright colors, and the characters have giant heads and big eyes, the better to convey their every emotion.
December 24, 2019
Entertaining but ephemeral.
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 23, 2019
Its true charm lies in the interplay between Smith and Holland.
December 21, 2019
There's a level of craftsmanship that's to be admired, even as you tick off every predictable sequence and plot point as it advances steadily to its obvious conclusion.
December 19, 2019
It might not be the best movie of the year, but its faults are nothing worth ruffling feathers about.
December 17, 2019
"Spies in Disguise" is also kind of a weird, and that's why it works. Here's hoping more movies take that intel to heart.
December 16, 2019
As if allergic to pursuing any sort of distinguishable style, the characters exude a refurbished quality. What drives the design here are repackaged versions of other figures we've seen in countless, second-rate CG features over the years.
December 16, 2019
Like Blue Sky's more actively irritating films, it's made with a pervasive sense of the animation market, rather than the animators' recognizable sensibilities.
December 16, 2019
I felt that the script stays on the safe side, with fewer smart lines and ironic gags than I might have wished for, but this is a good-natured entertainment.
December 16, 2019
It's a proud piece of family entertainment with a good heart, an eye for inventive action, and a delightfully wacky sense of humor.
December 16, 2019
An amiable, if forgettable animated outing.
December 16, 2019
The idea of Will Smith bringing his incredulous smoothness to a kiddie cartoon is endlessly appealing, but "Spies in Disguise" turns out to be a crushingly formulaic, animated-by-numbers comedy...
December 16, 2019
Antic and frantic, Spies is very much a one-joke affair, which is fine for a short but woefully insufficient for a 101-minute feature.