Spies Like Us Reviews

February 6, 2018
Dated '80s comedy has strong language, few laughs.
January 2, 2018
That Chase is godawful is no surprise -- he's been running on empty for years with variations on that tired "I'm Chevy Chase and you're not" riff.
January 14, 2011
Landis' direction is indulgent, to say the least, with big landscapes, big crashes, big hardware, and big gags filling the screen. What he forgets is character development, that all-important factor that must exist for comedy to work well.
September 4, 2010
The movie has since become a cult classic; one that those of a certain age and gender have committed to near memory and can spout lines and scenes on command like a new Army recruit.
July 18, 2010
nothing more than a nostalgia trip for people my age who remember seeing it in theatres and, because we were twelve, thinking it was hilarious.
July 14, 2010
...may never reach comic heights but, nonetheless, maintains a good-natured charm.
March 26, 2009
Landis never bothers to account for the friendship that springs up spontaneously between these two antipathetic types, but then he never bothers to account for anything in this loose progression of recycled Abbott and Costello riffs.
June 24, 2006
The script is so patchy that most of the genuine laughs are squeezed into the first half; the rest is a rather tacky and confused extended joke about the nuclear arms race.
March 9, 2006
June 19, 2005
November 11, 2004
Often funny film boasts no less then 10 film directors on screen in small roles. Stick around for the Paul McCartney penned title song.
August 21, 2004
Director John Landis likes to build elaborate cinematic toys, but this one is a comic clinker.
July 23, 2003
Too bad audiences didn't.
May 24, 2003
[An] irritating comedy in which Aykroyd and Chase play officials who are sent on a secret mission as decoys whilst the real spies do their work. Their inadequacy is matched by a jokey script of dubious morals and taste.
May 20, 2003
There are seeds of something funny in the film's beginning and in its premise, but they are soon dissipated by so little sustained wit, and so much scenery.
February 16, 2003
January 15, 2003
December 19, 2002
Once again proof that life is rough after Saturday Night Live.
October 17, 2002
Typical lame 80s star vehicle
September 18, 2002
Meddles uneasily between comedy and action-adventure, but Chevy Chase and Dan Ayrkoyd keep you watching right way through