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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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The first joint venture between Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures since Twister (1996). See more »

Goofs

Bob is hiding behind Calvin's office door. In the preceding shot of Calvin walking into his office, you can see through the crack of the open door and no one is behind it. See more »

Quotes

Calvin Joyner: Are you familiar with Facebook?
Agent Pamela Harris: We surveil it.
Calvin Joyner: He sent me a friend request. That's how this whole thing started.
Agent Pamela Harris: And you accepted?
Calvin Joyner: Don't do that. Don't do that to me. You give me a second. Okay? Don't fire back like that. First of all, fuck Mark Zuckerberg, all right? Now, I accepted because it was Facebook. And it's rude when you don't accept it, and I don't know if the person on the other end can see me not accept it. That's why I accepted.
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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 The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

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The Boogie
Written by Outasight (as Richard Conte) and Jeff Gitelman (as Jeffrey Gitelman)
Performed by Outasight
Courtesy of RPM MSC
By arrangement with The Greater Goods Co.
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16 June 2016 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Here comes another buddy cop film,this time with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the lead roles.I thought this movie would fail miserably.I thought it was ripping off Ride Along(which is not a good film to rip off) but it surprisingly stands on its own and makes for a fun time at the movies.Bob Stone asks his old classmate,Calvin Joyner to help him with his computer skills.I don't really like Kevin Hart all that much,because he plays the same character in every film and even though he does have acting skills,he goes OTT in every performance.But his character is a bit more serious in this one and Dwayne Johnson is awesome as ever in his role.The main strength of this movie is the chemistry between the 2 leads.They are so much fun to watch.One is a fearless agent and the other a normal guy who can't even hold a gun.There are some nice jokes and gags as well.

On the downside,the film falters sometimes in the plot section.Yet another OTT performance by Kevin Hart(as mentioned above) I wish the action scenes had a bit more lustre in them.But do not be bothered by that because this is the action junkie in me speaking,and you may like this movie more than I did.

This movie isn't completely flawless,nor is it totally groundbreaking in the buddy cop genre.But it is still worth watching in the theatre,thanks to the chemistry between the 2 leads and a lot of laughs.


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