75

San Francisco Chronicle

A loose, lighthearted romp that's a notch above the usual buddy comedies.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The missing ingredient, of course, is script.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is probably Murphy's best comedic performance since "Bowfinger." The adrenaline is pumping and the outrageousness is dialed all the way up. Murphy is often funny, and occasionally hilarious.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
TV's ''I Spy'' knew how to swing. The movie 'I Spy knows only how to scramble and string together moments of Murphy braggadocio and Wilson stoner-ocity, and the sweat shows.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The execution is so dumbed-down, so dumbfounding, that sophisticated moviegoers might confuse it for outtakes from "Spy Kids 2" and "XXX."
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Their (Murphy/Wilson) exchanges and interplay are so campy and over the top that I kept expecting them to pull out frying pans and start bopping each other over the head with them. I Spy is one just Stooge short of homage.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
I cry for I Spy— or I would if this latest and laziest imaginable of all vintage-TV spinoffs were capable of engendering an emotional response of any kind. Comas are physical, not emotional.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The sex bits are flat, the racial innuendo is flatter, and somewhere, Cosby is having a Pudding Pop and shaking his head in disbelief.
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30

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Something lazy, slow, shallow, stupid, amateurish, unfunny, unsuspenseful, uninformed, unspeakably dull and witlessly written, directed and acted (the special effects suck, too).
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Stinker doesn't begin to describe this movie's character -- both frenzied and dispiriting.
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35 out of 100
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