Customer Review

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Secret Mission to your Funny Bone, 17 Nov 2007
This review is from: Spies Like Us [DVD] [1985] (DVD)
Written in 1981 by the ever funny Dave Thomas with John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd in mind Spies Like Us was put on the backburner after Belushi's sudden death. In 84 Dan Aykroyd dusted off Thomas's script and re-worked it a little with Chevy Chase in mind. Spies Like Us generated allot of enthusiasm before it's release, it was billed as an action comedy allot like Ghostbusters. But it failed to deliver upon it's release. The thing with Spies like us is that it's to clever a comedy. Allot of the jokes go over your head because there aimed at the military and government, if you don't understand the technical aspects the jokes seem flat. Ghostbusters used allot of technical words but they were fictitious and added to the humor of the movie. With Spies the use of real words for data and information made it flat and didn't give it a goofy side.
Both Chevy and Dan are really in character and perform to the best of there ability. The movie is full of cameo's, so if your a film buff you'd probably enjoy seeing famous directors and actors pop in and out. The first half of the movie is genuinely hilarious, but half was through the story gets to complicated and the jokes don't come as sharply as they had the first half. But all said Spies like us is a classic in my opinion and a movie you'd enjoy again and again. 4/5
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.7 out of 5 stars (23 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (10)
4 star:
 (6)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (4)
 
 
 
£17.99
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,894,328