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  • Summary: Fists fly and the fighting gets down and dirty when undefeated middle-weight champion Kelly Robinson (Murphy) finally meets his match, Bureau of National Security super-agent Alex Scott (Wilson), in this hilarious adventure. It's hate at first sight when the two are unwittingly paired up toFists fly and the fighting gets down and dirty when undefeated middle-weight champion Kelly Robinson (Murphy) finally meets his match, Bureau of National Security super-agent Alex Scott (Wilson), in this hilarious adventure. It's hate at first sight when the two are unwittingly paired up to track down the Air Force's missing stealth bomber, the country's new top secret weapon. (Sony Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 31
  2. Negative: 15 out of 31
  1. A loose, lighthearted romp that's a notch above the usual buddy comedies.
  2. 60
    No less than four screenwriters are credited, yet the script is filled with the usual clichés (hello, red digital readout!) and supposed twists that can be seen a mile away.
  3. 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.
  4. 40
    Buffeted by the usual car crashes and explosions, Wilson and Murphy never develop any comic chemistry.
  5. 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.
  6. 30
    The movie is so thoroughly lousy. It's loud, brash and obvious, full of car chases and explosions and gunplay.
  7. 20
    Just plain dismal, an inexplicable mining of old, mid-level programming that has all the raging excitement of continental drift.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Feb 4, 2011
    10
    I must have seen this movie at least a dozen times. I don't understand why the critics gave it such a low rating - I would recommend thisI must have seen this movie at least a dozen times. I don't understand why the critics gave it such a low rating - I would recommend this movie to anyone! Collapse
  2. JimU.
    Jan 26, 2007
    10
    This movie was amazing. Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson are amazing actors and the movie was reallly good.
  3. JohnB.
    Aug 4, 2007
    8
    The critics don't seem to be able tell the difference in tone between Breach and Get Smart. This movie is no more unrealistic than the The critics don't seem to be able tell the difference in tone between Breach and Get Smart. This movie is no more unrealistic than the average James Bond film, but then this film is a comedy . It's supposed to make you laugh and it does, especially the riffs between Wilson and Murphy. Expand
  4. ClarkW
    Aug 10, 2008
    8
    A very funny movie. The banter between Wilson and Murphy is hilarious, and the actions scenes are entertaining and fun. It could use a bit A very funny movie. The banter between Wilson and Murphy is hilarious, and the actions scenes are entertaining and fun. It could use a bit more depth, but overall it is a very good action comedy buddy movie. Expand

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