Spy Hard Reviews

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June 14, 2013
[A] haphazardly executed send-up.
June 14, 2013
The result is 80 brief minutes of movie skits assembled in an order that sort of resembles a plot.
June 14, 2013
The movie will be of interest only to Nielsen's most devoted fans and to those who wonder why Nicollette Sheridan never made more movies, or more swimsuit calendars.
June 14, 2013
The jokes come in sporadic volleys rather than the steady machine-gun pace of The Naked Gun and Airplane!, and, with a few exceptions, they are less truly aimed.
June 4, 2013
The blockbuster action thriller genre is ripe for sending up, but this lazy effort has to go down as a miss despite the presence of spoofmeister Leslie Nielsen.
June 4, 2013
Sporadically funny, but never more than a sting of crude gags.
June 4, 2013
Yet another Leslie Nielson movie parody, targeted this time at James Bond pictures and their many spinoffs.
June 4, 2013
As funny as Nielsen can be, like all comic actors he still needs the quick-thinking jokes and zingy one-liners to be genuinely funny.
June 4, 2013
Spy Hard just comes off as a long commercial. And yes, that means most of the best moments you've seen in the movie's trailer.
September 7, 2011
Spy Hard is a loose send-up of the Bond series and other overly expensive action flicks, but after Hot Shots! Part Deux and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 who needs another action parody?
July 6, 2010
Never mind that the smutty, high-tech 007 capers already wink at the conventions of the bikini-clad, gizmo-strewn genre. If the martini is shaken, not stirred, why beat it to death with a swizzle stick?
August 12, 2009
Nielsen's schtick is getting pretty threadbare by now -- his movies used to wring laughs from assaults on his silver-haired dignity, but after years of screen buffoonery, he has no dignity left to assault.
March 26, 2009
The picture that will test the durability of Leslie Nielsen's lowbrow franchise, Spy Hard sticks closely to the Naked Gun formula. Not only is the formula itself wearing thin, but the gags themselves feel recycled.
May 7, 2007
June 24, 2006
Like Hot Shots! there's the same mistaken belief that simply tagging other films will be intrinsically funny...
November 6, 2005
April 9, 2005
This one's a real disappointment -- it only registered a few snickers from me at best.
January 31, 2005
January 8, 2005
A classic example of why David Zucker/Jim Abrahams/Jerry Zucker-style comedies should be left to ZAZ themselves.
April 21, 2004
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