Dimension Films | Release Date: August 19, 2011
2.8
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 74 Ratings
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IronmongerAug 20, 2011
I have seen all four spy kids movies. This movie was good, but not good enough. You like the kids, and i likes how they showed the original kids as adults in the movie, but it just wasn't enough. The movie itself was good. It mimiced theI have seen all four spy kids movies. This movie was good, but not good enough. You like the kids, and i likes how they showed the original kids as adults in the movie, but it just wasn't enough. The movie itself was good. It mimiced the first movie very well. If you had to compare movie one to movie four, movie one wins. On it's own, however, it is pretty good. I don't believe it deserves to be bombed, but it doesn't deserve anything above an 8 at all. Also, let me warn you. The aromascope didn't work, and I never expected it too. Being able to smell things on the screen doesn't enhance the movie at all. It isn't a proper use of any future 4D tools. Expand
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MovieCritic17Aug 27, 2011
This was a good spy movie with cool gadgets and a decent silly story.I like the 4-D,it was wonderfull and weird with the smells.the hammerheads and the electro-whip were sweet and worthy of the action like it promised,but this movie is betterThis was a good spy movie with cool gadgets and a decent silly story.I like the 4-D,it was wonderfull and weird with the smells.the hammerheads and the electro-whip were sweet and worthy of the action like it promised,but this movie is better than the others.that dog was the robot action hero I have seen for the story,but the ending wasn't that much of a fight. Expand
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InverseCriticOct 12, 2013
It's practically impossible, 8 years after Game Over, but Robert Rodriguez makes a higher than adequate fourth instalment that still seems fresh. I don't see why this has the rating it has. Most of this is fast-paced nostalgic kiddie fare. IfIt's practically impossible, 8 years after Game Over, but Robert Rodriguez makes a higher than adequate fourth instalment that still seems fresh. I don't see why this has the rating it has. Most of this is fast-paced nostalgic kiddie fare. If more kids were logged in to Metacritic, I can see a higher rating than this. Expand
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Gusk1Aug 20, 2011
I've seen better in a way none of the franchise seguencias the family managed to meet Roberto Rodriguez, the first movie was well produced, in a way, this film brings a totally new experience visual effects and content, as long shorts, theirI've seen better in a way none of the franchise seguencias the family managed to meet Roberto Rodriguez, the first movie was well produced, in a way, this film brings a totally new experience visual effects and content, as long shorts, their films are gone, like the movie because it is not a definitive final sequence, but a definite beginning Expand
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bobkentonJan 11, 2015
All the reviews I've read here are based on the perspective of adults who've seen all the previous Spy Kids movies. Here's the perspective of two kids, aged 7 and 9, and their parents, none of whom were actually aware (shock horror) thatAll the reviews I've read here are based on the perspective of adults who've seen all the previous Spy Kids movies. Here's the perspective of two kids, aged 7 and 9, and their parents, none of whom were actually aware (shock horror) that other Spy Kids films existed:
We all thought it was a lot of of fun: silly, funny, hyperactive fun. I chuckled and was engaged, and the insubstantial silliness of the plot was just fine with me: it sort of reminded me of the old Batman TV series.
My kids rated it 10 and 9 respectively.
I do think, when reviewing a kids' film it's worth remembering:
a: Despite film-makers' strenuous attempts to make kid's films appeal to parents, what the kids think of it is pretty much the main thing.
b: Under-10s watching a film released in 2011 will not be comparing it with other, related films made before they were born, so the comparison is academic: do try to judge a film on its own terms.
So, if your kids are miniature Mark Kermodes, or you've seen the other films and demand a fulfilling movie-going experience for yourself, probably best to steer clear. Otherwise, dare I say it, it's really cool.
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