Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D


Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

Critics Consensus

Burdened by a rote plot and unfunny scatological humor, All the Time in the World suggests that the Spy Kids franchise has run its course.



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On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all...married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don't want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn't know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case - Marissa's a retired secret agent. Marissa's world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she's called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they're at it. -- (C) Weinstein

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Critic Reviews for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (16)

  • Rodriguez's family franchise about underage secret agents limps into its fourth installment with shiny CGI and frequent fart jokes to hold the attention spans of the underage and undemanding.

    Aug 24, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Like its predecessors, a tediously cartoonish candy-colored rollercoaster.

    Aug 22, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Rodriguez's various family-geared movies - notably the "Spy Kids'' series - have been annoying creative clunkers, the one area where doing things his way has seemed like an iffy way.

    Aug 22, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4

    Tom Russo

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • An endless series of scatological jokes saps the charm out of nearly every scene, and there's little effort to create an interesting mystery at the movie's center.

    Aug 22, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • A pleasant time-waster kids will love with a pro-family togetherness message parents can appreciate...

    Aug 22, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This fourth "Spy Kids" picture isn't so much bad as it is just boring, lacking the buzz and brio of even some of the earlier entries in the series.

    Aug 22, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D

  • Aug 27, 2015
    Atrocious garbage, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D is a poorly made film that's incredibly stupid. The story follows former spy Marissa Wilson, who comes out of retirement when an old nemesis breaks out of prison with designs on destroying the world, and along the way her step-kids join in the adventure and attempt to prove themselves worthy of being "spy kids." With the introduction of "Spy Baby," the series goes way past jumping the shark. Jessica Alba and Ricky Gervais both give embarrassingly bad performances, and the new "spy kids" are remarkably bland. Additionally, the comedy is extremely lame, and the special effects are terrible. Borderline unwatchable, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D is the worst film of the series by far.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 06, 2012
    Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D is a horrible betrayal to a series that isn't even good.
    Bram S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Spy Kids 4 is the worst of the series, the worst film of the year so far, and one of the worst movies ever made. Rebecca and Cecil are twins that are the children of their father Wilbur. Rebcca has never really respected her step mother Marissa, but Marisa is trying very hard to be her friend. When the world is in danger from a villain called the Time Keeper, the kids discover their step mother is a secret agent and they are taken to the OSS where they meet the former Spy Kids Junie and Carmen Cortez, and Rebecca and Cecil must learn to become secret agents and save the world. The plot of this movie was so terrible I wanted it to just end, but it didn't the pain went on, and on, and on until i could not take the cliche and horrible and boring and unfunny moments, god this films story sucked. The cast was awful and so bad, i hope they all are nominated for Razzie awrds for worst actors and actresses, I even looked forward to the cameo with the original Spy kids, but they almost completely ruined their characters, for years I have wanted to see them in a sequel, but this whole cast was so horrible that it was hard to believe they ever got into acting, and the new two Spy Kids were bad, Robert rodriguez picked a terrible cast. The effects in this movie are completely made for people to see 3D, its so cheesy and bad, why do people think this crappy special effects will be enjoyed by viewers anbd critics. the action is completely for kids and its not even fun anymore like the past films, this time Robert Rodriguez is on a mission to screw everyone out of their money. Spy Kids 4 was a horrible and painful experience and has just beaten Zookeeper for worst film of 2011 so far, and if you want to cry at how much they ruin the original 3 Spy Kids movies and how they have ruined the childhood of many people who grew up with these films like me, go see this crap, I hated every minute of it.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2011
    Just for kids. It was very easy to notice how bad this was. If you give this film more then one star then there is something wrong with you. One of the most fast paced films of all time. Anyone that can't see how terrible the plot is has to start watching better films. Not to mention the cheap trick to get kids to watch this by adding 4D in the title. The Aroma-Scope really wasn't necessary. The theater stinks already anyways. Why Robert Rodriguez why? You have done good films in the past. I'll have to give Robert Rodriguez credit for at least knowing how kids like there movies directed, bad, very bad. The only reason why I saw this in theaters was to see Jessica Alba's face(that's not weird).
    Eduardo T Super Reviewer

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