The Spy Next Door Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 7, 2011
March 22, 2010
Definitely one for the kids to watch on their own when it comes out on DVD.
March 22, 2010
Chan has just enough friendly charm to transcend this rubbish.
March 19, 2010
When people moan about the world's worst film-makers, the names Uwe Boll and Joel Schumacher invariably come up. If Brian Levant has escaped such infamy, it's only by sticking under the radar with kiddie-litter.
March 19, 2010
Even the outtakes barely raise a smile.
March 19, 2010
When even the out-take bloopers over the final credits are weak, you know you've got a pretty under-par Jackie Chan movie on your hands.
January 15, 2010
At some point, the social mores that functionally banned most other forms of ethnic stereotyping will catch up with the Slavs, a sad day indeed for middling screenwriters.
January 15, 2010
Chan's comedic gifts and still-nimble moves are wasted in a string of unimaginative household calamities and practical jokes.
January 15, 2010
As for Mr. Chan, he has some passably choreographed bits with folding chairs, a bicycle and, later, some pots and pans at Gillian's house. But it's hardly enough to redeem -- or even make bearable -- this half-hearted hodgepodge.
January 15, 2010
The script -- which took three people to write -- is barely coherent, and it's unclear whether Brian Levant was even on set when he directed. All that's left for us to enjoy are the action scenes, and frankly most of those are a little depressing.
January 15, 2010
Chan is actually a fairly likeable hero and his elocution, never great, is at least passable in this latest romp.
January 15, 2010
Duller than a Monday night at the cobweb museum...
January 15, 2010
Yet another lazily kid-pleasing comedy about a man unprepared for fatherhood who's suddenly saddled with children who hate his guts and whom he must win over in order to make time with their hot single mom.
January 15, 2010
The plot may be forgettable, but the execution is frantic and funny.
January 14, 2010
Chan's traditional gag reel that rolls with the final credits offers the most entertainment.
January 14, 2010
The Spy Next Door is so hokey that I couldn't help but wonder if I was watching a campy sendup. It opens with "Secret Agent Man," for god's sake!
January 14, 2010
Chan's strong suit now is his skill as a comic actor, and Levant and his writers don't know how to tap it.
January 14, 2010
The Spy Next Door makes The Pacifier look like Citizen Kane.
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