Spy Hard
Spy Hard (1996)

Dead pan Leslie Nielsen stars as Dick Steele, agent WD-40, in this uneven send-up of spy thrillers and other popular genres done in the hilarious style of the Zucker/Abrams "Naked Gun" series. WD-40 is a James Bondish sort who… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 24, 1996
DVD Release Date: July 13, 1999
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Leslie Nielsen's comic gifts are undisputed, but Spy Hard's lazy script and slapdash direction fail to take advantage of them.

Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

The jokes come in sporadic volleys rather than the steady machine-gun pace of The Naked Gun and Airplane!, and, with a few exceptions, they are less truly aimed.

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Doug Thomas
Seattle Times

Spy Hard just comes off as a long commercial. And yes, that means most of the best moments you've seen in the movie's trailer.

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Alistair Lawrence
Common Sense Media

This spy parody from 1996 feels very much of its time.

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Darren Bignell
Empire Magazine

Sporadically funny, but never more than a sting of crude gags.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

More of a cinematic joke book than a real movie, Spy Hard hits you with gags faster than Henny Youngman on speed. Even when individual bits misfire, the unrelenting barrage of silliness can break down your resistance.

Ralph Novak
People Magazine

[A] haphazardly executed send-up.

John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

As funny as Nielsen can be, like all comic actors he still needs the quick-thinking jokes and zingy one-liners to be genuinely funny.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Spy Hard is a loose send-up of the Bond series and other overly expensive action flicks, but after Hot Shots! Part Deux and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 who needs another action parody?

Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

The result is 80 brief minutes of movie skits assembled in an order that sort of resembles a plot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
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danny d
very funny spoof flick
Lafe Fredbjornson
Leslie Nielson does a funny James Bond spoof, which is actually better than some of the James Bond movies! I liked when he was attempting to sneak into… More
Jesse Ortega
You know you have problems when the funniest part of your film is the title sequence and song by 'Weird' Al Yankovic that parodies the James Bond… More
Dean King
Another spoof starring Leslie Nielsen sending up Die Hard, Jame Bond and plenty of other action films. Will raise a few laughs but not the best spoof around.
Naughtia Nahazhina
If you dislike Leslie Nielsen movies you would certainly dislike this one as well. This movie is clearly made for all the Leslie Nielsen fans and I loved it.… More