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Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

  • 3 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
  • Written by: Robert Rodriguez
  • Cast: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Ricky Gervais, Jeremy Piven
  • UK release: 19 August 2011

Marissa Cortez Wilson (Alba) has given up spying to concentrate on motherhood but she's not finding it easy. Her world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she's called back into action by the head of OSS, where the now defunct Spy Kids division was created.

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 22min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
  • Cast: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Ricardo Montalbán, Holland Taylor, Mike Judge, Cheech Marin, Sylvester Stallone
  • UK release: 1 August 2003

The Spy Kids new nemesis The Toymaker has trapped Carmen in a virtual reality, and it's left up to her brother to save her and the world.

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

  • 3 stars
  • 2002
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
  • Written by: Robert Rodriguez
  • Cast: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Mike Judge, Ricardo Montalban, Holland Taylor, Christopher McDonald, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi
  • UK release: 16 August 2002

Taller and considerably more tenacious, Carmen and Juni Cortez are feeling pretty damn confident after saving their super spy parents from peril in the first installment of the family adventure series. Now serving in an all new Spy Kids sub-division of the OSS organisation, the plucky prepubescents are all set for their…

Spy Kids

  • 2001
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
  • Cast: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Robert Patrick, Tony Shalhoub
  • UK release: 13 April 2001

Two children assume the family legacy and become secret agents in order to save their parents after they disappear on a mission.

My Spy

  • 2 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Segal
  • Cast: Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Ken Jeong

JJ (Bautista) is a CIA agent who when carrying out surveillance is befriended by nine-year-old Sophie (Coleman). Amiably lightweight but all-too-disposable family comedy which seems to have been assembled with warmed-up elements of other films; it doesn't do tough very well, but isn't notably warm & fuzzy either.

Spy Cat

  • 2018
  • Germany / Belgium
  • 1h 32min
  • U
  • Directed by: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
  • Cast: Erik Borner, Alexandra Neldel, Axel Prahl
  • UK release: 26 April 2019

An abandoned house cat teams up with a group of drifters to catch a gang of thieves.

Next Door Spy

  • 2017
  • 1h 17min
  • Directed by: Karla von Bengtson
  • Cast: Dar Salim, Tommy Kenter, Søs Egelind

Ten-year old Agathe-Christine, or simply AC, fancy mysteries and from the basement in the building, where she has just moved in, she has established a small detective bureau.

Barbie: Spy Squad

  • 2016
  • 1h 15min
  • U
  • Cast: Rebecca Husain, Britt Irvin, Rachel Staman

Barbie and her best friends Teresa and Renees go undercover as spies. The trio use their gymnastic skills to help catch a cat burglar.

The Spy Next Door

  • 2 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brian Levant
  • Cast: Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Billy Ray Cyrus, George Lopez, Magnús Scheving, with Madeline Carroll

Chan follows in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Kindergarten Cop' and Vin Diesel in 'The Pacifier' in a role as a put-upon babysitter to bratty kids. After an opening sequence of fabulous stunt-work from Chan's earlier work, the action hero struggles gamely to inject any reality into this patronising…

My Spy

12 Mar 20202 stars

Dave Bautista teams up with a 9-year-old girl in an amiably lightweight but all-too disposable comedy

There's a cinematic tradition of placing popular strongmen opposite precocious kids: think Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop, or Vin Diesel in The Pacifier. Peter Segal's My Spy gives man-mountain action star Dave Bautista (Guardians of the…

The Spy Next Door

18 Mar 20102 stars

(PG) 94min Some years after Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop and Vin Diesel in The Pacifier, Jackie Chan is the latest action star seeking to reinvent himself for a younger generation by portraying himself as a put-upon babysitter to bratty…

Spies in Disguise

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
  • Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Masi Oka, Carla Jimenez

Lance Sterling (Smith) is a super spy who has to team up with inventor Walter (Holland) to clear his name, but is turned into a pigeon. It’s all very derivative but good fun, with a cute message about embracing your weirdness, and Smith and Holland’s terrific double act should earn them their own live-action buddy comedy.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: James Bobin
  • Cast: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Danny Trejo

Dora (Moner) is a teenager who spent her childhood exploring the jungle with her parents (Longoria and Peña), but when her parents go missing, Dora leaves high school to find them. A sweet Spy Kids -style adventure that never serves up anything too scary, complex or upsetting for young viewers; Moner gives a warm and…

MeesterSpion

  • 2016
  • 1h 14min
  • Directed by: Pieter van Rijn
  • Cast: Beau Schneider, Stijn van der Plas, Nienke de la Rive Box

A young boy gets swept up in a spy adventure when he accidentally wakens a 1973 secret service agent from cryo-freeze and decides to help him solve a mysterious crime case from forty years ago.

The Shaggy Dog

  • 2006
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Robbins
  • Cast: Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr, Kristin Davis, Danny Glover, Spencer Breslin, Jane Curtin, Zena Grey, with Philip Baker Hall, Cole

DA Dave Douglas (Allen) gets bitten by one of crazy Dr Kozak's (Downey Jr) lab dogs, only to turn into a sheepdog himself. Written by the marginally talented husband and wife duo Marianne and Cormac Wibberley (National Treasure, I Spy) this is diverting yet formulaic and unremarkable family fare.

Stormbreaker

  • 2 stars
  • 2006
  • Germany / UK / US
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Geoffrey Sax
  • Written by: Anthony Horowitz
  • Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Damian Lewis, Missi Pyle, Stephen Fry, Sarah Bolger, Andy Serkis, Ashley Walters, Ewan McGregor, Jimmy Carr, Rachel Gibbs

Young super spy Alex Rider (newcomer Pettyfer) battles villainous billionaire Darrius (Rourke). The dark Bond-esque series of books which inspired the film have a healthy, anti-Harry Potter vibe, which gets lost in translation. There's some redemption in the form of callous MI5 boss Nighy and a Q-style cameo from Stephen…

Agent Cody Banks

  • 1 star
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Harald Zwart
  • Written by: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Zack Stentz, Ashley Edward Miller, (screenplay), Jeffrey Jurgensen (story)
  • Cast: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Keith David
  • UK release: 25 July 2003

A shy but smart teenager, Banks (Muniz) has unwittingly been trained at summer camp with secret agent skills. When noted physics professor Dr Connors (Martin Donovan) is kidnapped, it is Banks that the CIA turns to for help. The girl-shy super-spy homes in on his target, while enduring an uneasy relationship with femme…

Cats & Dogs

  • 2001
  • US / Australia
  • 1h 27min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lawrence Guterman
  • Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock

Family-friendly spy adventure starring animals.

Tomka dhe shokët e tij

  • 1977
  • Albania
  • 1h 18min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Xhanfise Keko
  • Cast: Sotiraq Çili, Pavlina Oça, Zehrudin Dokle

The Nazis occupy an Albanian village, infuriating Tomka and his gang by setting up camp on their local football pitch. The local partisans recruit the boys to spy on the invaders.

The Artist leads nominations for 2012 BAFTAs

17 Jan 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo and My Week With Marilyn also nominated

The 2012 BAFTA nominations have been announced, with Michel Hazanavicius' silent film The Artist leading the way with 12 nominations. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo and My Week with Marilyn have also scored nominations in several categories, with Tomas…

We Can Be Heroes

25 Dec 20203 stars

Junior superheroes come to the rescue in Robert Rodriguez's enjoyable kids' caper

The latest in Robert Rodriguez's occasional forays into kids' films (he's behind the Spy Kids series and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D, as well as the distinctly more grown-up Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn and so on) might jump belatedly…

Spies in Disguise

20 Dec 20193 stars

Will Smith and Tom Holland lend their voices to a fun but derivative espionage animation

A fun animated spy caper for kids too young to see Bond movies, Spies in Disguise was inspired by a 2009 short called Pigeon: Impossible. While that was about a pigeon trapped inside a secret agent's briefcase with all its gadgets, this has a secret…

Grimsby

25 Feb 20162 stars

Bad taste spy spoof from writer-star Sacha Baron Cohen, with Mark Strong

Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong star in a spy spoof featuring gross-out jokes that push bad taste to its very limit. Directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) and co-written by Baron Cohen, it plays like a rowdy throwback to the 90s, wearing its…

Interview: Robert Rodriguez, Eva Green and Jessica Alba talk Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

26 Aug 2014

The director and stars are making a return to Frank Miller's graphic neo-noir universe

If there’s been one question Robert Rodriguez has faced over the past nine years, it’s this: When are you going back to Sin City? ‘To have a movie that people chase you down about to get a sequel for. That just doesn’t happen,’ nods the 46-year-old…

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

12 Aug 20193 stars

Isabela Moner shows star potential in this sweet kids' adventure based on the animated series

For those without access to Nickelodeon or small children, Dora the Explorer was a cute animated series for the under-eights that ran for almost 200 episodes and detailed the adventures of a little Latina girl, her red boots-wearing monkey Boots, a…