Monday, July 4, 2016

Spies Like Us (1985)

An American war comedy directed by John Landis, starring Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd and Bruce Davison.
An inept duo of government agents are caught cheating on a test. Because of the need for a decoy mission, they are promoted and sent to the border of Russia. There they meet the real mission people and generally get into trouble.
This was a classic "buddies" style movie. Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase made a very well balanced comedy team of straight man and funny guy. The humor was mostly situational, with some slapstick thrown in for good measure. The "cheating on the test" scene was hilarious. The copy that I saw was a panned and scanned full screen, but it's not like this is an art film. Overall, I thought it was funny. I rate it adequate.

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