Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence
Central Intelligence
  • PG-13
  • 1h 54m
  • 2016
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The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former "big man on campus" (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers cruncher realizes what he's getting into, it's too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shootouts, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson make for well-matched comic foils, helping Central Intelligence overcome a script that coasts on their considerable chemistry.
Times (UK)
Kevin Maher

This is a tongue-in-cheek buddy movie that's above average, but not too far above average.

June 25, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan

Summer blockbusters used to be reliably homophobic but, thanks to Johnson, this one's approach to...

June 25, 2017
Peter Bradshaw

This is a likable odd-couple action comedy from director and co-writer Rawson Marshall Thurber, wh...

June 25, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Jake Wilson

The thin, disjointed thriller plot is little more than an excuse to show the characters reacting i...

June 25, 2017
Little White Lies
Katherine McLaughlin

A silly and endearing buddy film with a waning plot.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Action-comedy is charming but predictable; some violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Central Intelligence is an unoriginal but sometimes charming buddy action-comedy starring Kevin Hart and action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. One main character is a CIA agent trying to foil an international plot, so you can expect a heavy helping of violence, including fights, shoot-outs, broken bones, a severed ear, people being thrown out windows, and more. There are also some cruel high school-set scenes: Bullies converge on a classmate and throw him naked into the center of a basketball court. Language includes "s--t," "a--hole," and more, plus one use of "f--k." Character kiss, jokes can get racy, some raunchy YouTube clips are shown on a computer screen, and one scene shows the bare backside of a character dancing in the shower.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:June 17, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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