Spies in Disguise

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Odd-couple spy/buddy comedy is wacky fun; lots of action.

PG 2019 102 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 50 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 73 reviews

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age 18+

Glorifies sexual assault

I can't believe no-one has even bothered to mention this yet. There were literally 3 different sexual assault scenes in the first half of the movie. After the third one, my boyfriend and I stopped watching the movie, we were so uncomfortable. Why is it necessary to keep creating scenarios where the spy-turned-pigeon has a probe-like object forcibly inserted into his behind? It adds absolutely nothing to the storyline, and the worst one was the scene with the fat man. They literally did the scene in slow-motion, they were trying to emphasise what was going on. What the hell? These scenes were not humorous and added absolutely nothing to the storyline. I don't believe children should be normalised to such scenes.

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Too much sex
9 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Full of hidden messages

The movie is a high paced adventure that on the surface seems like your typical kids movie, similar to Despicable Me or The Incredibles. But the movie is full of questionable messages. From nudity, to gay messaging, and unnecessary language. It is very apparent that the purpose of the movie is to continue to normalize adult themes in kids movies.
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