Spy KidsMarch 30, 2001
The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 5.6/10 (36,596 voted)
Critic's Score: 71/100
Stars: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas
Gregorio and Ingrid are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known: masters of disguise, mavens of invention, able to stop wars before they even start. Working for separate countries, they are sent to eliminate their most dangerous enemy…each other. But in an exotic corner of the world when they finally come face to face, they fall in love instead and embark on the most dangerous mission they have ever faced: raising a family. Now nine years later, after their retirement, having exchanged the adventure of espionage for parenthood, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are called back in to action. When their former colleagues, the world's most formidable spies, start disappearing one by one, the Cortez's are forced to take on techno-wizard Fegan Floop and his evil, egg-headed sidekick, Minion. But when the unthinkable happens and they too disappear, unfortunately there are only two people in the world who can rescue them…their kids.
Real Spies… only smaller
Release Date: 30 March 2001
Filming Locations: Atacama Desert, Chile
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $26,546,881
(1 April 2001)
(23 September 2001)
Did You Know?
Director Robert Rodriguez edited the movie in his garage. His garage is actually a state of the art editing studio that is in his home, but he calls it his garage.
Ms. Gradenko's bald cap is often disappointingly apparent after she has portions of her hair burned off.
You mean you're our real uncle? Because we've already got a fake uncle.
A Boost For The 'Family Unit'
This was a silly kids' adventure story but still fun the younger ones
and for adults, thanks to colorful scenes, great special effects,
decent humor and a nice family tone to it. The kids are alright, except
the girl is a little bossy, and the villains aren't too nasty. This
also looks very good on DVD.
Included in the color and characters are "the thumb people" who were
especially fun to watch.
The only problem I found with it is the last 30 minutes in which it got
too silly and emphasized (typical Hollywood) how the kids can do the
job better than the adults, which a ludicrous film cliché. However,
overall "family unity" gets a big boost in this here, even in the end,
and that good message is probably a big reason this movie was such a