With the well matched Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson starring as odd-couple partners in the CIA, Central Intelligence promises a fast, funny and entertaining movie. Sparing us scenes of shouty kids, projectile vomit or scantily clad sexpots, Central Intelligence gives an interesting story with real comic situations and action sequences, capitalising on the natural chemistry between Hart and Johnson.
Jon Frosh of Cape Times says, “HIT OR MISS: The film doesn’t come close to the heady, high/low-brow brew of espionage spoof, Spy or the 21 Jump Street reboot, but it’s a breezy watch.
I don’t want to overstate the case. The film doesn’t come close to the heady, high/low-brow brew of the espionage spoof, Spy. Nor does it deserve to be cited in the same breath as seminal buddy movies like 48 Hrs., or even the irresistible 21 Jump Street reboot. But in a season of particularly joyless tentpole offerings, Central Intelligence is, at least, a breezy watch and – whatever its shortcomings – doesn’t reek of the utter, can’t-be-bothered laziness that has become the damning hallmark of the Hollywood comedy… Read more