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Spy Kids Reviews

March 27, 2009
Fulfills kids' empowerment fantasies and features enough techno-wizardry and cool f/x to satisfy those weaned on videogames.
February 9, 2006
In terms of its family ethos, this makes an interesting comparison with the Addams Family films.
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2002
As a piece of almost dadaist filmmaking, Spy Kids is great fun with its continual spirit of invention.
April 2, 2001
A fine, relatively non-violent example of pure family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2001
A good live-action children's movie -- a species so rare that many presumed it extinct.
March 30, 2001
One of the best kids movies in years.
March 30, 2001
It's entertaining and inoffensive, a rare combination in kids' films, which are usually neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2001
A delight for 7-year-olds, their parents, and James Bond diehards everywhere.
March 30, 2001
A virtual eruption of special effects and sorcery, borrows a little here and a little there from a lot of espionage thrillers, which may amuse parents.
March 30, 2001
Enjoyable and charming if overactive.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 30, 2001
Doesn't feel like it rolled off a studio assembly line.
March 30, 2001
The adventures of the Cortez family have a casual multicultural feel that is welcome.
March 30, 2001
A winner.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2001
A treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 30, 2001
Just wacky enough and gadget-driven enough to appeal to bored kids looking for fresh energies.
March 29, 2001
Energetic and slickly done, but also somewhat soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 29, 2001
This surprisingly entertaining movie turns the adults into kids and the kids into adults -- and everyone laughs at the talking toilet.
March 29, 2001
Spy Kids may have its faults, but, for adults, it's far from a Mission: Unwatchable.
March 29, 2001
The kids' movie kids have been waiting for.
March 29, 2001
If I were 8, I would want to see it 800 times.
March 29, 2001
Winning family film that's clever in the best kind of offhanded way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2001
The children's thriller Spy Kids is just a glorified gizmo movie, but, as directed by the semigrown up Robert Rodriguez, the gizmos have a loopy, babes in toyland vivacity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 29, 2001
What's most impressive about this tale of pint-sized secret agents is how expertly it brings the action-adventure genre down to size without being the least bit patronizing.
March 29, 2001
Wildly imaginative and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 29, 2001
Witty and hugely entertaining, Spy Kids may well wind up being one of the best movies of the year.
March 29, 2001
This is the movie that Disney's crass Inspector Gadget should have been.
March 29, 2001
Hits the screen running and never lets up.
Read More | Original Score: B+
March 26, 2001
Spy Kids achieves the one thing Hollywood struggles to do in live action: It's a family film that's cool.