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Spy Kids 2001

4.6 out of 5 stars (59) IMDb 5.4/10

Nine years ago, top international spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez traded the excitement of espionage for the adventure of parenthood! But when they're called out on a secret mission, the Cortezes are separated from their family and kidnapped by the evil Fegan Floop.

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family
Director Robert Rodriguez
Starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino
Supporting actors Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Alan Cumming, Tony Shalhoub, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Robert Patrick, Danny Trejo, Mike Judge, Richard Linklater, Guillermo Navarro, Johnny Reno, Shannon Shea, Norman Cabrera, Trant Batey, Andy W. Bossley, Jeffrey J. Dashnaw, Kara Slack
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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This is a 2001 science fantasy family adventure in which Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) are just normal kids until they discover their parents Ingrid and Gregorio Cortez (Carla Gugino and Antonio Banderas) are super-spies, after their parents are kidnapped by an evil baddie bent on world domination. And it’s up to the kids to save the day.
Filled with funny crazy ’monsters’ such as the ‘Fooglies’ who speak gibberish and the dumb ‘Thumb-Thumb’ henchmen, and gadgets galore, this is almost live action comic book fun for all the family. It’s Willy Wonka merging with James Bond, and it’s guaranteed to enthral the youngsters with its bright and bold colours while the plot and cast are engaging enough for older viewers. With no swearing or nudity, this is an obvious recommendation and a ***** family movie without doubt.
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Carmen and Juni are two kids who are just trying to grow up. Carmen resents always having to look out for her brother, and Juni is constantly afraid of everything and is the bullies' favorite target at school. But one day, they learn that their parents are really spies who have been kidnapped. The kids soon realize that they alone must find and rescue them. Along the way, Carmen and Juni will have to learn to work as a family if they have any hope of returning home alive.
This is a delightful film the entire family can enjoy together. The plot is cleaver and entertaining so everyone will enjoy it, and the characters are endearing. I especially love the scene where Juni meets his hero Floop and gives him advice. There is definitely a strong message about the importance of family, but it is brought out by the story and never feels too preachy.
A movie with this much imagination doesn't come along very often. Children of all ages will enjoy this purely escapist adventure.
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Spykids was one of those cinema sleepers that is destined to become a classic.
I only went to see it when I had to look after two 8 year olds on a rainy day but was pleasantly surprised by the amount of fun, technical wiz-bangery and a reasonable plot.
The girls also loved the movie and decided that they wanted to be spys as well.
Since my own child is growing fast I had a perfect excuse to get the DVD 'for the child', looking forward to enjoying Alan Cummings in another over-the-top madman role and hoping my wife would appreciate Antony Banderas in one of his better roles.
Whilst the movie transfer was suitably impressive the DVD smacks of a lost opportunity. There are little or no extras beyond the typical trailers and eye-candy menus.
I suspect a special edition will be along in a couple of months which is why I've downplayed the marks for this release.
Buy it if you are not an 'extras' person as the movie is great, but wait a while for a more rounded release of this potential children's classic (that also appeals to adults) if you can.
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I must admit i didnt think i would like this HOW WRONG WAS I ,this is such a good movie i would suggest that anyone who hasnt seen it do so NOW.
The story concerns the two children of former secret agents who are now living a normal life when their parents are kidnapped the kids are told by the 'Uncle'that they have to save them
cue 90 minutes of great comedy effects driven filmmaking from Robert Rodriguez a veritable 1 man band-he wrote and directed the movie edited and produced and even wrote some of the music ,the two juvenile leads are great and so is Alan Cumming as the bad guy who turns goos there are also great turns from Robert Patrick and Teri Hatcher and the action whizzes by and it really is one of those movies you wish were 20 minutes longer.
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By A Customer on 10 Sept. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I took my kids to see this film and was absolutly enthrawled by this film. We were on the edge of our seats the whole time.
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By A Customer on 22 Oct. 2001
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Having been nagged and harrased into going to the cinema with my two young children (ages 6 + 8) I was totally captured by this wonderful film... It took me back to my childhood, when films really were focused on full family entertainment! My first words upon leaving... I must buy that when it comes out on video!!
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Hugely enjoyable family movie that is bold, bright and brash but also very clever. Scottish actor Alan Cumming stands out as the misunderstood villain and kids' TV entertainer 'Floop', while Antonio Banderas is also good value as the titular kids' secret agent father. The effects are well done, the cast are clearly having a ball, and the cheeky James Bond-esque references are a nice touch. The series went downhill pretty fast after this, with the two sequels doing nothing more than re-treading the original, however ten years on this has stood the test of time and remains a very watchable movie.
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Bought this film to watch with kids aged 7,9,11 after seeing it rate highly on many film review sites. My husband and I didn't enjoy it, and the kids just thought it was ok, doubt it will be watched again, but this of course is just personal taste.
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