The Spy Next Door

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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What’s the best way to deal with a nauseatingly cute trio of Hollywood pre-teens? Deploy them as weapons. Jackie Chan should get some applause for his appropriation of child actors in ‘The Spy Next Door’ (watch the kid fly!). Actually his goofy, slapstick stunts – devised with his personal team – are perfect for children and pretty good fun. As for the rest, this is a lazy spin on the action-veteran-left-holding-the-baby wheeze (‘Kindergarten Cop’, ‘The Pacifier’). Chan is the nerdy guy next door, who is dating the little horrors’ mother. But really he’s a Chinese agent on loan to the CIA. There’s also a Russian oligarch on his tail, with a dastardly plan to destroy the world’s oil reserves, assisted by a clutch of henchmen and the requisite foxy villainess. It comes with the usual kids’ stuff: wedgies for the boys, adorably skittish pets for the girls. Even the outtakes barely raise a smile. The best of them sees Chan fluffing his lines: ‘I hate English,’ he mumbles. Who can blame him when it’s as grindingly predictable as this?

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Friday March 19 2010
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Brian Levant
Cast: Jackie Chan
Amber Valletta
Madeline Carroll

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

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Olivia

My friends went to see this today didn't go though because i think it looks rubbish! they all seem to want to go though do you think it is good?

Emzie

Brilllllllllllllllliant!!!!!!!!!! it was wicked, amazing and fantastic. It was very funny. and no it isn't rubbish. it is excellent.

Emzie

Brilllllllllllllllliant!!!!!!!!!! it was wicked, amazing and fantastic. It was very funny. and no it isn't rubbish. it is excellent.