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I Spy Movie Review

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Eddie Murphy continues to look for his comeback film in I Spy, an adaptation of the old television show (somehow I guess not at all too similar) co-starring Owen Wilson and Famke Janssen. Audiences seemingly refused to see it, but I Spy is definitely a step up from his other films of late.

While it isn't extraordinary, I Spy is an entertaining and moderately funny action-comedy. Eddie Murphy, though suffering from a long bout of crappy films, is still a very talented guy with a great sense of comedy. Owen Wilson has a slightly but not drastically different form of comedy, and the two work well as a team. They exchange tons of banter, though I must say Murphy beats Wilson handily. Furthermore, they have some good chemistry together, and I look forward to seeing them together again, though not in a sequel to I Spy.

Again, I Spy is entertaining and moderately funny, but it isn't exceptional. Very few of the jokes are all that great, and a better plot would have been nice (of course, for a comedy, this is pretty standard). It's fairly predictable, and again, it isn't that funny.

I Spy will make for a good rental, but don't expect a whole lot from it. It's good popcorn fare, but that's about it.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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