While there are a few moments in the movie that can be said to be Moore at his best, the production as a whole may be Moore at his worst.
With so much material crammed into a 110-minute motion picture, it feels rushed and unfinished.
Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.
Unfortunately, a worthy message doesn’t necessarily equate to a good movie and, in this case, the inequality is evident.
Although intended as escapist fun, there’s nothing “fun” about sitting through this 100-minute exercise in robotic butchery.
A tonal mess and its inconsistencies make it a frustrating viewing experience.
This is what ‘80s comedies were and all of them, "Better Off Dead" included, are more valuable today as time capsules than as artistic endeavors.
It’s supposed to be a screwball comedy but someone forgot to include the laughs.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Jason Statham, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor, Jessica McNamee, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Li Bingbing, Olafur Darri Olafsson
By failing to embrace the absurdity of the situation, the movie sets itself up as just another summer blockbuster-of-the-week.
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.