The Spy Next Door Synopsis
A man defends neighborhood children from secret agents who are looking for a secret code.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The plot may be forgettable, but the execution is frantic and funny. The Spy Next Door is a movie that will bring smiles to kids - and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Most of The Spy Next Door is pretty tired stuff from "Pacifier"-style slapstick to comic relief delivered by, of all people, erstwhile...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film’s so formulaic your 6-year-old will be ticking off the plot points as they lope by.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This is “True Lies” without the striptease or the Arab-maiming.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Everybody knew to wait for the outtakes during the closing credits, because you'd see him miss a fire escape or land wrong in the truck...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Chan has more chemistry with the kids than with Valletta, but the story is so insipid that it's likely to only sadden fans of the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

A mostly inoffensive nothing of a film with one or two mild chuckles and lots of chop-socky commotion.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Chan's comedic gifts and still-nimble moves are wasted in a string of unimaginative household calamities and practical jokes.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The makers of The Spy Next Door should give 50 percent of their profits to James Cameron for ripping off "True Lies." Let's see, what's 50...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie even has the nerve to start with a montage of moments from his better films, a bad idea that sets off an escalating tumble...
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Great action-packed movie the whole family can enjoy!!!

By Virdie
I have to say I am a fan of Jackie Chan films. He is a fun action star. His new movie is excellent for families, geared to children 6-13 with enough action to keep the parents entertained. If your...

Family fun, courtesy of The Spy Next Door

By Moviebuff360
It won't win any big awards or have young girls swooning over the hero, but The Spy Next Door is a fun, lighthearted movie that young and old can watch together without worry of embarrassing...

Five Word Review

By Redneck Dragon
Jackie Chan Always Kick BUTT...

The Spy Next Door

By JulieDoane
This movie was a great movie for all ages to see. I am a pretty good judge of character when it comes to language and I did not hear any foul language at all! This is what most parents are looking...

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By Bulldawgz100
looks like they copied the pacifier....

Five Word Review

By The Movie Guru5
George Lopez Is NOT Funny!!!...

By tkscooby

Worst movie EVER!

By Moxymeloxy
I only regret that I can not recover the 1.5 hours of my life spent watching this movie. It SUCKED. The acting is horrible from the entire cast, with the exception of the adolescent girl who plays...

Enjoyed by 7 year old!

By jcforaker
The theater was packed with kids apx ages 6-13. They all seemed to love this movie: laughing at appropriate parts, oohing and aahing. It wasn't half bad for the parents either. I would recommend...

Clean Family Film

By cindy50
My friend told me Jackie Chan did this movie for kids in mind. Seeing how the movie had no sex, bad language, I believe it. Young kids and teens in the theater enjoyed it from what I saw and by...

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Rated PG | For sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Jackie Chan family flick high on stunts but low on laughs.
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