Movie Review: Central Intelligence – Nothing Intelligent About This One
Central Intelligence is all about Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a mild-mannered accountant who has grown increasingly frustrated with how his life turned out, having once been the king of his high school.
Thanks to his high school reunion, Calvin gets to meet Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson), a formerly overweight outsider whom Calvin was kind to in high school. Both the now grown up are all too eager to rekindle ties with each other.
Bob tells Calvin that he is actually deep under cover, attempting to learn the identity of a traitor. Despite his objections, Calvin is forced to join Bob’s mission, even as it remains unclear whether Bob is telling the truth or whether he might even be traitor.
However, the film entertains just because of some great acting by both Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. Their comic timing in almost flawless and they are just magical each time you see them together on screen. Hart and Johnson share an easy chemistry and there are enough lines in there to keep the jokes coming.
The remainder of the supporting cast, including Danielle Nicolet and Amy Ryan are relegated to playing more grounded characters for the film’s stars to bounce jokes off. They nevertheless play their roles in the movie well, as do other known actors who make either cameo appearances or play small, but still important roles.
Sadly, the film is laced with a weak script and that’s where the entire problem starts and ends. There are moments when the film is slow and sluggish, and then suddenly you get to see loads of action, thus making the end product looked patchy and all over the place.
The film is laced with crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language. Watch Central Intelligence only if you are a Kevin Hart or a Dwayne Johnson fan, because this one is otherwise not worth it.
Rating: One And A Half
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