S*P*Y*S (1974)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy


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Two spies end up being chased by the C.I.A., The K.G.B., and a group of anarchists after a botched mission invoked an unwritten "corpse for a corpse" pact.

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  • Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould in S*P*Y*S (1974)
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  • Donald Sutherland and Zouzou in S*P*Y*S (1974)
  • Elliott Gould in S*P*Y*S (1974)
  • Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould in S*P*Y*S (1974)
  • Donald Sutherland and Zouzou in S*P*Y*S (1974)

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26 August 2005 | raskimono
7
| Nowhere as bad as the user ratings imply
SPYS is an aggressive laugh out comedy in the tradition of the old "Road" pictures that never really works. It has no real plot so to speak and relies on the chemistry of the lead actors of which there is plenty for its appeal. Wise cracks fly aplenty and barbs of witticism fill the air. This hit movie which was released in 1974 feels like a movie from the 80s. There is a certain fluidity of camera and mis-en-scene that MTV brought to the eighties movies that permeates the aurae of this movie. It feels like a 1985 movie SPYS and the likes that ruled the beat-box era. Laughs ring true after a very strong start but even a plot less seems or needs to deceive the audience into thinking it has a direction. The plot is silly if not confusing and just happens and the french actress Zuzou who was also a popular singer isn't very good. She just complicates matters. In all, not great but the ending is bitter-sweet and sharp on the money. You wish the movie itself had that kind of vive de joie.

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