Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Spy Next Door, 2010

Directed by Brian Levant
Written by Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer, and Gregory Poirier
Starring Jackie Chan, Madeline Carroll, Will Shadley, Alina Foley

This action-packed movie is supposed to be and fails to be light-hearted. In spite of Jackie Chan doing lots of good stunts and trying to be likeable, this movie is mean-spirited and saccharine, features dialogue like a bad sitcom, and has that written-by-committee-to-satisfy-corporate-and-focus-group-needs feeling. Kids might like this movie, but it's filled with sufficiently bad examples of behavior to make it avoidable on that count alone. Skip it.

The Spy Next Door at IMDB.

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