Watch: I Spy 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States’ top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn’t expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world’s most successful illegal arms dealers, and foil his treacherous plans for the plane..
Plot: When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States’ top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn’t expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world’s most successful arms dealers.
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|5.4/10 Votes: 51,938
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Annoying watch, probably won’t watch again, and can’t recommend.
I like Eddie Murphy, I usually depend on him to carry movie given he’s such a big personality. Unfortunately the character he is playing is every bit as annoying as Owen Wilson and that is amplified as, like I said, Eddie Murphy is a big personality and this character doesn’t call for any nuance.
Malcolm MacDowell does a his great creepy villain vibe, and Famke Janssen (“Golden Eye”: Xenia Onatopp) makes a great spy: I wish she had done more of it.
The majority of this movie is Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson playing some stupid characters and getting into situations that they can barely handle most of the time.
It definitely doesn’t feel like a “spy movie” the same way that someone knocking over a set of steel plate armor doesn’t. This is much closer to an action-comedy, maybe similar to “Rush Hour”, but not as good.
I’m not saying there isn’t anything to enjoy here, I’m just saying you can flip through Eddie Murphy’s filmography to find a better movie, and there are a lot of other movies out there to see.
Hadn’t seen this since it was released on DVD and… pretty much remember it being as mediocre as it was back then. Normally with these buddy films, you have one character who is off-kilter while the other is more serious, but here you had both off-kilter. Had this been today, would’ve been a good opportunity to be a spoof of Mission: Impossible; cast a normally serious actor to play opposite the outlandish character. **3.0/5**
Actually quite okay….
I was expecting something really lame when I slipped this DVD in. However it turned out to be quite okay. Eddie Murphy is in really good shape and Owen Wilson delivers.
It is well made from a comedy point of view, but surprisingly also fairly well made in the action aspect (for a comedy that is). It has good pace and doesn’t leave you bored for long. I actually found some really big laughs in this, especially from Wilson.
I’m not a big fan of director Betty Thomas, I thought “28 Days” was really flat. I thought she was a weird pick for this one – however, she surprises me with both comedy and action skills that I’ve never seen before (but in truth I haven’t seen much of her rather extensive work for TV). I tip my hat of to the lady who brings this plane in for a sufficiently smooth landing.
If you like action comedies and don’t expect anything more then to pass an hour and a half, you should be quite fine with this one.
I Spy no chance of a sequel
Another Hollywood offering based on the time honoured principle of remaking classic TV shows to guarantee financial returns. However, unlike some that still managed to flop, I Spy for the most part delivers.
The story is typical Bond-style spy action: Someone has stolen a top secret invisible plane from the American government and is selling it on the black market, and it’s up to our heroes to get it back. The story is secondary to the comedy in this movie, mostly between its two stars – Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson. Murphy reprises his wise-cracking sidekick role, last seen in Shrek. Instead of a talking donkey though, this time he is a world-champion boxer. If you can with-hold your disbelief of this concept for ninety minutes his performance is fairly enjoyable. At times there is a glimpse of great chemistry between his egotistical celebrity and Wilson’s downtrodden spy in love.
Unfortunately this is a movie that suffers from an identity crisis: Is this a spy thriller with jokes, or is it an all out spoof of the genre? Because of this the movie falls somewhat uncomfortably between the two, with long periods with no jokes at all followed by hilarious set-pieces.
Having said all this, I Spy is still fairly entertaining, and if you’re just looking for a film to fill a friday evening you could do a lot worse than to choose this one.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director Betty Thomas
Writer Morton S. Fine, David Friedkin, Marianne Wibberley
Actors Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen
Country United States, Hungary
Awards 2 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Camera and Lenses
Laboratory Alpha Cine Service, Vancouver, Canada, DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak)