July 10th, 2015



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A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Release Year: 2015

Rating: 7.6/10 (7,554 voted)

Critic's Score: 75/100

Director: Paul Feig

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.

Jude Law - Bradley Fine
Raad Rawi - Tihomir Boyanov
Melissa McCarthy - Susan Cooper
Jessica Chaffin - Sharon
Miranda Hart - Nancy B. Artingstall
Sam Richardson - John
Katie Dippold - Katherine
Jaime Pacheco - Jaime the Gardener
Romain Apelbaum - DC the French Waiter
Rose Byrne - Rayna Boyanov
Richard Brake - Solsa Dudaev
Steve Bannos - Alan the Bartender
Morena Baccarin - Karen Walker
Jason Statham - Rick Ford
Carlos Ponce - Matthew Wright


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Country: USA

Language: English, French, Italian, German

Release Date: 5 June 2015

Filming Locations: Budapest, Hungary

Box Office Details

Budget: $65,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Stunt co-ordinator J.J. Perry has said of the kitchen fight sequence: "The kitchen fight took two days to complete and demonstrated [director] Paul [Feig]'s commitment to ramping up the action. He's an enthusiast of 1980s 'Jackie Chan' movies, as am I, so I had a good idea what he wanted: low, wide-angle impact shots coming into the lens. It's funny, kinetic and violent". See more »

When Susan Cooper is talking about the Rolls Royce Wraith she says it has a GPS satellite aided transmission and implies that the car can be tracked through that system. However, GPS itself is only able to determine the vehicles location and has no communication capabilities. The car would require a separate communication/tracking system such as LoJack to be tracked. See more »


User Review


Rating: 7/10

I have to admit before I begin that I am just not a fan of Melissa McCarthy. Her type of humor, constant banter or whatever you want to call it, has never really appealed to me. It seems like her jokes are forced in your face and are nothing but one-liners. But luckily, this was a role that fit her better than her past roles (though, not better than her breakout role in Bridesmaids).

That being said, Spy was a nice change of pace, in the sense that McCarthy had a sound out supporting cast around her to help carry the weight of the movie (even if the story carries very little originality). They helped balance out the equation, as well as help create some solid banter between McCarthy and themselves. Jason Statham and Peter Serafinowicz were the best of the bunch, their characters were basically just walking clichés and they were hilarious! Statham's over the top, macho agent persona who delivers nothing but the most ludicrous stories was amazing. And Serafinowicz's ultra-aggressive sexual advances were nothing short of hilarious. And the best bits from Melissa come early in the first half of the movie when her character is still getting used to being a field agent. It isn't until the halfway point that the movie slowly starts to decline, the dialog becomes nothing but crass language, Melissa's characters loses all her charm, and the runtime sets in.

But as a whole, Spy did a good job at poking fun at traditional spy thrillers, as well as dropping some completely ridiculous, original gags (the bat/rodent infestation in the basement of the CIA). It is safe to say that if you are a fan of Melissa McCarthy then you will undoubtedly love Spy! Comedy is very subjective and like I said, Melissa just doesn't do it for me most of the time. Fortunately, this was one of her better roles and this type of story suited her quite well.


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