Central Intelligence

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Year of Release: 2016

Genre: Comedy

Related to/Remake of: N/A

Directed By: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Music By: Theodore Shapiro and Ludwig Göransson

Starring: Kevin Hart (as Calvin Joyner), Dwayne Johnson (as Bob Stone/Robbie Weirdicht), Amy Ryan (as Pamela Harris), and Danielle Nicolet (as Maggie Joyner)

Basic Plot: Twenty years after helping a fellow high school student who was the victim of a vicious prank, a mild-mannered accountant reunites with the victim and discovers that he’s become a CIA operative.  Soon, both are on the run from agents determined to bring the “rogue” agent in.

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: Great chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.  Johnson, in particular, plays against type as kind of a goofy guy, and it totally works.

Cons: The plot is fairly predictable, with the big reveal at the end falling completely flat.  Why is it that the main bad guy has to delay killing good guys so he can spell out his entire dastardly plan?…

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