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After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Comedy Crime - This action buddy comedy is a treat for
fans of stars Dwayne Johnson
and Kevin Hart--especially the former,
for contrary to all
indications, he carries most of the
comedy here in addition to the
action, with Hart also making a change of
pace as being mostly a
straight man. While rated PG-13, there
is fairly frequent language,
some suggestive humor, and a number of
intense action scenes
including some brutal though not
necessarily bloody violence, so
parental discretion is strongly advised.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good It may not be a deep and complex masterpiece that will spawn symposiums and appreciations, but it is a classic of a very particular sort.
NY PostFull Review Above Average ...we're here for the Johnson and Hart show, and they deliver. But it's the Rock who's the real heart of this film, putting a chiseled face on the notion that bullying scars last long after school's out.
Rolling StoneFull Review Average If you're expecting the story threads to cohere, you're in the wrong multiplex. Central Intelligence always takes the lazy way out. You go along for the ride because Hart and Johnson promise something they can't deliver: a movie as funny as they are.
Slant MagazineFull Review Average Nearly 20 years to the day since the release of The Cable Guy, we finally have a protagonist-antagonist to rival Jim Carrey's "Chip” Douglas in indefinable repellence.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 131 moviegoers:
FANTASTIC REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, LOVED "CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE." A small percentage of nearly all age/gender groups didn't enjoy this movie but the vast majority rated it extremely high.