August Keller

@WritesAugust

The Spy Who Dumped Me is a half-hearted attempt at a formulaic concept. While the premise is fun enough, the execution of this movie is often frustrating & sometimes embarrassing. The problems begin with the script, which is aimless & unmotivated. Mildly humorous moments occasionally pop up but viewers will have to slog through a muddled mess for those rhinestones in the rough. Meanwhile, The Spy Who Dumped Me has essentially no personality because the direction is almost nonexistent. This leads to problems like reluctant performances from half the cast (Most notability Mila Kunis). Ultimately, the best aspects of this film are clumsy while the worst are unprofessional.

The surprising bright spot of this disappointing experience is probably Kate McKinnon. Though some may dislike her voluble style, credit must be given for a legitimate effort to do something with the audience’s time and evoking a majority of the laughs. Overall, I wish I could say more nice things about The Spy Who Dumped Me but its most impressionable quality is its disorganization. If viewers want to watch a movie like this, just check out True Lies or Knight and Day again.

Writing: 2/10
Direction: 2/10
Cinematography: 3/10
Acting: 3/10
Editing: 5/10
Sound: 6/10
Score/Soundtrack: 5/10
Production Design: 4/10
Casting: 7/10
Effects: 5/10

Overall Score: 4.2/10