Review Round Up: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in this latest spy spoof film. But what have critics been saying about it? 

The Guardian: *** “this comedy canters along and there’s some predictably great stuff from McKinnon.”

The Independent: ** “With their wisecracking and irreverent approach, McKinnon and Kunis just about keep this one afloat but nothing here is remotely original.”

The Mirror: *** “The Spy Who Dumped Me is a surprisingly violent spoof in which Kate McKinnon steals the show, but the whole is much less than the sum of its parts.”

The Telegraph: *** “The Spy Who Dumped Me is amiably entry-level, reheating many of the key ingredients from Melissa McCarthy’s Spy, which feels like last year’s offering (even though it was actually 2015’s).”

Empire: *** “The chemistry between Kunis and McKinnon is such that it can lift a flat joke and make a good one sing. They’re a joy together, fully convincing that they’ve been friends for years.”

Den of Geek: ** “Despite a few fun set-pieces and a thoroughly watchable double act in the centre of it all, The Spy Who Dumped Me is an uneven affair, and as a result, the biggest laughs elude it. ”

The Wrap: “overall, “The Spy Who Dumped Me” is no classic in that sense, one sees appealing glimmers of a larger female-buddy-comedy world ready to be explored.”

Rolling Stone: ** “Light-hearted is the sweet spot for this would-be romp, yet the filmmakers keep trapping its stars in stunts that don’t play to their strengths and the dead weight that McKinnon has to lift in this lumbering spy farce would sink a lesser talent. She is undeniably a livewire.”

Culture Whisper: ** “The leading slapstick double act thrives, and keeps the film sufficiently entertaining. But joking about objectification and substituting depth with violence doesn’t let The Spy Who Dumped Me break free from the stale cage of conventions it’s trapped in.”

The Spy Who Dumped is released in cinemas on the 24th August. 





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