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Top Customer Reviews
While the film is nominally a kid's film -- a surreal children's television show that makes the Teletubbies look mundane features prominently in the story -- the humor and action is genuinely good for all ages. At one point, pre-teen heroine Carmen Cortez says that no one knows what her uncle does for a living, and he moves around a lot, and is generally mysterious. To which her uncle replies "doesn't everyone have an uncle like that?" Well, yes, we do. :)
Beyond Antonio Banderas' star power -- and he does a very knowing self-parody of his own traditional parts in the movie -- other strong performances by "name" actors pepper the film, including Teri Hatcher, Tony Shaloub, Robert Patrick, Cheech Marin and -- one of those actors viewers know by sight, if not by name -- Danny Trejo.
Overall, the action is kinetic, the message sweet, the kids believable and not in the least cloying (a true rarity in film), and overall, the film is a great treat for Rodriguez fans who have been watching his evolution towards more and more fantastic material (something that seemed obviously in his blood ever since the climax of "Desperado").
Recommended for fans of Robert Rodriguez, spy film fans in touch with their inner child, and families of children ages 6 and up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kids enjoyed it. A couple of parts were a little scary for the 5.5yo, but not so bad that I would not let her watch it again. Just beware if you have a very sensitive kiddo.Published 1 day ago by Crystal
My 5yr old is in love with all the spy kids movies. thumbs up for keeping her busy.Published 3 days ago by Queenie
Classic kiddo movie!! It is fast moving and lots if interesting characters most suited for 9 yr old and younger. older skids may get bored since no one is being disintegrated;)Published 3 days ago by Teri Robinson
This movie is awesome. Keeps my 10 year old.completely pacified for the entire movie.Published 3 days ago by 1%er
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