Spy Kids 2001

Spy Kids

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A kinetic and fun movie that's sure to thrill children of all ages.

93%

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46%

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Two young kids become spies in attempt to save their parents, who are ex-spies, from an evil mastermind. Armed with a bag of high tech gadgets and out-of-this world transportation, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) will bravely jet through the air, dive under the seas and crisscross the globe in a series of thrilling adventures on a mission to save their parents ... and maybe even the world.

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  • Aug 23, 2015
    Incredibly cheesy and dumb, Spy Kids is a family action-comedy from writer/director Robert Rodriguez. When a husband and wife spy team is captured by a megalomaniacal children's show host who's building a robot army, their kids embark on a mission to rescue them. The adult supporting cast is rather good and includes Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, and Teri Hatcher. But it's the kids that have to carry the film, and while Alexa Vega gives a fairly good performance (for a child actor), Daryl Sabara is intolerably bad (poisoning every seen he's in). And, the special effects and costumes look extremely cheap and cartoonish (especially the green screen backgrounds). Knowing Rodriguez, this is probably an intentional homage to '50s sci-fi, but the look doesn't work. Also, the comedy is extraordinarily juvenile, lacking any cleverness or subtlety. A poorly made film, Spy Kids is an insulting piece of garbage.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2013
    Robert Rodriguez tones down on the violent and vulgar vibe he's accustomed too and trades it with fun and family-oriented adventures, and it actually pays off. Spy Kids is engaging and has enough for children as well as adults to enjoy. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2012
    Pretty fun film, Silly in places but enjoyable and different, Kids will like it and it has a very likable cast.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2012
    The biggest problem with this movie is that we can't take the secret agents, who are fighting evil Thumbs and "Fooglies", seriously.
    Bram S Super Reviewer

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