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Central Intelligence (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 June 2016 (USA)
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After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

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Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson

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Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,535,250 (USA) (17 June 2016)

Gross:

$127,380,061 (USA) (26 August 2016)
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Trivia

When Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson's characters first meet, Hart makes a reference to Johnson looking like Hercules. Johnson played Hercules in Hercules (2014). See more »

Goofs

When Bob and Calvin leave the bar, the bouncer requests the patron walking up to the door for their ID (using hand gestures). In the next shot further away from the door, we see the same patron and hand gestures. See more »

Quotes

Bob Stone: Wow, Jet! You look amazing!
Calvin Joyner: You think? Oh, what? Yes!
Bob Stone: I just didn't know the kind of look to go for on my first day at the Agency.
Calvin Joyner: You look like a black Will Smith, or something!
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There are several scenes from a blooper reel shown during the closing credits, including one scene of the fire department temporarily shutting down filming for some unknown reason. See more »

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References My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986) See more »

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We Want Some P*ssy
Written by Luther Campbell, Mr. Mixx (as David Hobbs), Brother Marquis (as Michael Ross) and Fresh Kid Ice (as Chris Wong Won)
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Mega Fun with Great Chemistry Between its Two Leads,
7 July 2016 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Central Intelligence is a great movie with a well developed plot and a terrific comedic cast. It's a fun, mindless comedy action that you can switch off from reality while watching and have a good time, there are many side splitting moments and even parts that had me at the edge of my seat. The writers did a great job of making us care for these characters before they set off on their journey, which helped out in the long run. However, the pacing was certainly slow, it was not as action packed and intense as the trailers made it out to be, there's a lot of slower moments, even times where I was begging for some plot development instead of mindless comedy. The cast are terrific, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson shine in the lead roles and their chemistry is the film's highlight, they are joined by a stellar supporting cast that includes Amy Ryan and Aaron Paul, as well as a few brilliant cameos. It also deserves credit for switching roles and getting the lead actors to do something unexpected of them, putting the well known comedian, Hart, in a straight role and putting an action star, Johnson, as the flamboyant, over the top character, this differentiated the movie, making it more interesting. Though it may not be as exciting as the trailers made it seem, Central Intelligence is simple fun, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good action or comedy.

An accountant gets himself in trouble with the law after reuniting with an old high school acquaintance looking to prove his innocence.

Best Performance: Aaron Paul


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