Oh dear. It’s not a great sign whenever you make a comedy-meets-another-genre when the other genre dominates in being more successful and the comedy isn’t successful in the slightest.
The Spy Who Dumped Me is an example of that.
Mila Kunis has comedy pedigree I suppose for being the weaker voice in several weak comedies, and Kate McKinnon rides on being a strong voice in solid comedies and being one of the few redeeming things in the new Ghostbusters. But here, together, they...Don’t quite hit the mark.
Some jokes hit well, but many don’t. Like said before, it’s bad that these two comediennes are supposed to anchor a comedy action spy thriller (all descriptive words used lightly) but the most compelling thing about the movie is the action that’s...surprisingly half competent despite not really being the main focus.
It’s fun and silly in that regard, but those beats only really snap you back into enjoyment when the inbetween is fairly subpar narrative that hits the beats you know it’s gonna hit.
Predictability is something I handwave when it comes to criticism, but I do have to say that what do you expect from this movie. It’s a forgettable film that’s released inbetween anything really happening at the cinema that you’ll most likely skip past on Netflix the next time you see the poster. It’s not absolutely terrible, but your life will be spared if you don’t bother with this one.