My Spy – Movie Review

Directed By: Peter Segal

Written By : Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber

Starring      : Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Kristen Schaal, and Ken Jeong 

We come back to another addition to 2020’s straight-to-digital releases. This time we have My Spy; Dave Bautista plays a CIA operative who gets blackmailed by a 9-year old girl (Chloe Coleman) during his mission.

Tone-wise, My Spy is quite similar to spy comedies such as The Pacifier (Vin Diesel), and The Spy Next Door (Jackie Chan) – a playful, silly spy comedy featuring a rugged, stiff lead who screws up a lot, but has a likable charm to him, and you wanna see him succeed . Throughout the film – he forms a bond with the kids, and then does something around the third act that disappoints the kids, but then they hash it out, and end up saving the day together.

It’s a definitely a simple formula that’s been used quite frequently, but when it’s done right, it definitely result in a decent family film – and for the most part My Spy delivers in executing said formula. Dave Bautista is a decent fit as the lead, his rugged, awkward persona is a perfect fit for this role. Chloe Coleman steals ever scene she’s in, and her chemistry with Bautista is the heart of the film. Kristen Schaal also provides some fun humor as Bautista’s partner, albeit tiresome sometimes.

Overall My Spy is a fun time, especially if you’re watching it with family. If you’re looking for something to watch during family dinner – this one’s definitely worth it.

My Spy is now available on Prime Video.

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