The Spy Who Dumped Me Reviews
While Mila Kunis is an actor with good comic timing of her own, it's Kate McKinnon who walks away with the film.
The main attraction for this movie is the two lead stars, Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, who share a really good chemistry.
The run-time doesn’t work in its favour at this point, especially as some sub-plots become tedious, drawing your attention away from the main story. While its grittier than your average chick flick, the biggest drawback in 'The Spy Who Dumped Me' is that it doesn’t commit to one genre. There’s not enough action or intrigue that comes with a spy flick which becomes problematic when the humour fails to land. Still, there’s a lot of fun to be had with some surprises and enough laughs to keep you reasonably entertained.
It's a glimpse into a world where Kate McKinnon is let out of her cage. Watch it for her and to understand how to compliment women.
Mounted with excellent production values, the film has its moments of brilliance and cliches, which does offer a midlist, escapist journey, over all.
The most unexpected aspect of this film, though, is all the violence and point-blank shootings, which one wouldn’t typically associate with an otherwise frothy film. Shock value arising from these moments adds an added layer of dark comedy, and that’s fundamentally where the problem lies – the film’s inability to commit to one genre.