© Rex Images undefined Here’s what the critics are saying about Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet, Timothy John Smith and Megan Park:
Hart and Johnson share an easy chemistry and there are enough lines in there to keep the jokes coming. Johnson calls a befuddled Hart “snacksized Denzel” and “like a black Will Smith” at various points in the film. The muscled Johnson plays Robbie like a goofball who is still struck on Hart’s high school charisma. His love for unicorns, fanny packs and schmaltzy films keep the laughs coming. Read the complete movie review here.
Central Intelligence, Johnson and Hart’s first pairing – and it’s a natural pairing at that – is an asinine film with a plot so moronic one wonders if it were devised by some sort of computerised algorithm. Yet the result, while instantly forgettable, is a fundamentally pleasurable experience. Read the complete movie review here.
Central Intelligence isn’t anything more than it proclaims to be, but it is unquestionably successful in its particular goals. In a summer of somewhat overburdening would-be blockbusters and franchise installments, Central Intelligence is a breath of star-powered fresh air. Read the complete movie review here.
Although Johnson and Hart are in talks to share the screen again in next year’s ‘Jumanji’ remake, ‘Central Intelligence’ doesn’t feel like the birth of a great comic duo — more like a blind date that goes a little better than expected. The chemistry’s not there yet, but let’s give it another shot. Read the complete movie review here.
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