Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.
Although the screenplay is at times antiseptic, few roles could be better to showcase the capabilities of the talented Kelly Macdonald.
As an elegy to a perfect fusion of directorial mastery and an actor’s indomitable screen presence, it’s hard to imagine something more memorable.
The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.
Mad scientists overwhelmed by hubris are nothing new but no iteration of the story has been told in quite this way.
Although the production is too long and overreaches, it has a bizarre, crazy appeal that’s difficult to shrug off.
Intended to be a feel-good extravaganza – one that sweeps aside considerations of logic and intelligence in a tide of exuberance that crests with an emotional high.
The biggest crime of "The Spy Who Dumped Me" isn’t its dearth of humor or reliance on an unimaginative espionage plot but the way it wastes the talents of its leads.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-11-13
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Director: Tony Richardson
Cast: Albert Finney, Joan Greenwood, Julian Glover, Edith Evans, David Warner, Joyce Redman, Hugh Griffith, George Devine, Susannah York, Micheal Mac Liammoir
Has retained the ability to make viewers laugh at the screwball antics of its characters and remains a breezy, enjoyable romp.