Having been pulled from its release date back in August last year (2019) all the signs that My Spy was anything other than a turkey weren’t very good.

Now that we have had a chance to see it, it makes you wonder what all the fuss was about as My Spy is an enjoyable, if a not very demanding, slice of entertainment.

The story sees JJ (Dave Bautista), a hardened CIA agent who’s demoted by his boss (Ken Jeong) after an operation goes wrong in Ukraine, being sent undercover to Chicago in order to carry out surveillance on Kate (Parisa Fitz-Henley) and her precocious nine-year-old daughter Sophie (Chloe Coleman). Tagging along for company is CIA tech support officer Bobbi (Kristen Schaal).

Needless to say the not so clever pairs cover is soon blown by the 9 year old who, as she has no friends of her own age, and her widowed mum (her husband was a terrorist hence the reason their being watched) is always at work, blackmails JJ into spending time with her so that he can teach her to be a spy.

Nothing about My Spy is particularly original, the Tooth Fairy (2010), The Pacifier (2005) and Kindergarten Cop (1990) are just three examples of movies that have very similar themes, however what it does have is a fine chemistry between Coleman and Bautista, Coleman in particular is good and will melt the strongest of hearts.

My Spy doesn’t take itself too seriously, a wonderful joke poking fun at Raiders of the Lost Ark is testament to that, what it does have is plenty of charm and just about enough laughs to justify taking up 90 odd minutes of your time.



My Spy (12A)

1h 39m

Director: Peter Segal

UK/US Release: 13th March 2020

My Spy - "Do Not Touch" Clip

My Spy - "Pinky Swear" Clip