Central Intelligence Review

Better late than never, right?

IMDB Synopsis

“After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.”

Who Made It?

  • Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Writers: Ike Barinholtz &¬†David Stassen and¬†Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Bluegrass Films, Principato-Young Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Central Intelligence is rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language.

Who’s In It?

  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Kevin Heart
  • Amy Ryan
  • Jason Bateman
  • Aaron Paul
  • Other People

The Good Stuff

  • The Rock is as charming and likable as ever
  • Some of the action scenes are decent

The Bad Stuff

  • Kevin Heart has never done it for me, and this film didn’t change my mind
  • The Rock is almost TOO goofy at times. He’s obviously just too cool to play socially awkward
  • The plot was about as convoluted as it gets

The One-Sentence Verdict

This movie was nothing more than an excuse to use the tagline, “Saving the world takes a little Heart and a big Johnson.”

Should You See It?

If you don’t mind spending 107 minutes laughing at jokes that are so forgettable you’ll struggle to remember what you were laughing at the next day, then sure.

My Updated Rankings for 2016

  1. Star Trek Beyond
  2. Deadpool
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Zootopia
  5. The Jungle Book
  6. Warcraft

  7. Central Intelligence
  8. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice