The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
Critic Consensus: The Spy Who Dumped Me isn't the funniest or most inventive spy comedy, but Kate McKinnon remains as compulsively watchable as ever.
The Spy Who Dumped Me Videos
The Spy Who Dumped Me Photos
Watch it now
as The Backpacker
News & Interviews for The Spy Who Dumped Me
Critic Reviews for The Spy Who Dumped Me
The Bourne Identity becomes somewhat essential late summer viewing for one reason and one reason alone: Kate McKinnon.
Thank goodness for McKinnon, who launches this middling material to greater heights through her own sheer will. Now that's a superpower.
Comedies and spy thrillers aren't inherently incompatible but it takes a deft hand and a well-honed script to successfully merge the two and The Spy Who Dumped Me has neither.
The Spy Who Dumped Me isn't quite sure what it wants to be, though that's not always the worst thing: You might call it an ambitious hybrid.
The movie runs out of plot and jokes well before the end of a two-hour running time, long for a light comedy.
Audience Reviews for The Spy Who Dumped Me
The Ed Snowden subplot here is better than all of "Snowden". That said, this looks and feels like another in the vein of "Mila Kunis makes middle-of-the-road-comedy for gullible middle class". And it totally is. That it purports this perspective at all is obviously a tad annoying, but what is truly irritating is the product itself cements this stance by not trying. At all. Well, except for McKinnon...she can't seem to help but to give a damn. It is mostly thanks to McKinnon's energy that "The Spy Who Dumped Me" offers a few solid laughs and remains light on its feet even when we see every beat coming and even when writer/director Susanna Fogel and co-writer David Iserson get a little too carried away with the genre they're playing in. Kudos to McKinnon for her Chris Kirkpatrick joke as well. That shit was gold.
This movie is a little (too) much, but the most irritating is that it was made by a woman - a woman who doesn't seem to realize how irritating it is to follow two stereotypically dumb American women who are very lucky not to get killed after five minutes (though we wish they did).
A pretty good team up (Kunis and McKinnon) with pretty good chemistry and a premise to hold our interest through. Somehow though something gets lost ... connection perhaps. Rate this as a spy spoof that achieves "almost". Anyhow, McKinnon STILL is lacking a script that can carry her unique talents. And as for Kunis I understand Bad Moms or Book of Eli is the way to go. The guys do the James Bond/action star okay, but fail at the international lover tag. The best gag is the Harvard/Yale graduates riff. And the strongest presence in the whole piece comes from Justine Wachsberger, who's simmer is tantalizing.
The Spy Who Dumped Me Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.