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The Spy Next Door Reviews

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Prairie Miller
May 30, 2010
Though mixing espionage and family values in unraveling dysfunctional behavior among a bratty brood of siblings may be a stretch, Jackie Chan makes the most of it in his latest caper targeting unruly kids.
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
[The movie] is [likable], bringing a peppy energy to Bob's segue from international spy to babysitter.
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
March 22, 2010
Tongue-in-cheek entertainment...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 18, 2010
Jackie Chan always guarantees a good time with his friendly manner combined with intricate fight stunts inventively choreographed and smoothly executed and this is no exception
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 18, 2010
Filled with hilarious set ups, impossibly executed stunts plus an engaging central story about family and being loved, this funny action comedy is great entertainment for the whole family
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
March 16, 2010
Filled with slapstick guffaws, dodgy accents and copious pratfalls, Brian Levant's light-hearted action comedy succeeds because it stays true to what it actually is: a kids' movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 16, 2010
This is not one of Jackie Chan's best films, but it's still fun to watch Chan pull out all the stops to entertain us at an age when many actors have stopped trying.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 15, 2010
Those old enough to resist can expect to be impressed anyway by the on-screen energy levels of both Chan and Valletta. They make their work look like fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 15, 2010
The plot may be forgettable, but the execution is frantic and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
January 14, 2010
Jackie Chan, the most graceful and acrobatic of men when it comes to action scenes, is also one of the most clumsy when it comes to dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 14, 2010
An entertaining comedy loaded with action and laughs for all ages. It's forgivably silly, cartoonish and far from a classic, but nonetheless feels fast, funny, fresh and harmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
John Gholson
February 10, 2012
If the lazy filmmakers don't care enough about their movie to offer at least one single original idea, then you shouldn't care enough to go see it.
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 22, 2010
This film plays it too safe and brings you only a smidgeon of charm and laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Foster
August 9, 2010
An uncomfortable journey for everyone involved.
Michael Dequina
May 17, 2010
This is the broad, silly kiddie exercise it appears to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 14, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Daily Record (UK)
April 2, 2010
If you're still awake by the end credits, Chan's out-takes are sadly the funniest thing in this inane, silly and below-par effort. This one is for kids only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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