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"Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 6.3  (210,497)
  • 52

Central Intelligence is a 2016 American action-comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Danielle Nicolet. The movie follows Calvin "The Golden Jet" Joyner (Kevin Hart), a mild-mannered accountant, who receives a friend request on Facebook from a high school classmate named Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson). At first, Calvin doesn't remember who Bob is, but soon Bob informs Calvin that he was once a fat, awkward kid named Robbie Weirdicht, who was constantly bullied in high school.

Bob, who is now a CIA agent, contacts Calvin because he needs his help to catch a dangerous traitor named "The Black Badger". Bob claims that he needs Calvin's accounting skills to follow the money trail of The Black Badger's illegal activities. Calvin is hesitant at first but gets caught up in the excitement and decides to help Bob. As soon as Calvin agrees to help, the two of them are chased by government agents and assassins, and they must dodge bullets and explosions to save the day.

The dynamic duo tackles car chases, gunfights, and a thrilling heist. Along the way, they bump into Calvin's wife, Maggie (Danielle Nicolet), who is equally surprised to see the now-buff Bob Stone. Meanwhile, Bob's motive for catching the Black Badger is revealed through a series of twists and turns. Despite their differences, Calvin and Bob form an unlikely friendship and work together to stop the villainous organization from executing their sinister plan.

Central Intelligence is a hilarious, action-packed movie with a well-written script, exceptional performances from the lead actors, and impressive visual effects. Johnson and Hart's chemistry is undeniable. They play off each other brilliantly, bringing their unique styles to every scene. Johnson is an unstoppable force, playing the role of the quirky yet charming agent perfectly, while Hart delivers his signature fast-talking humor throughout the film.

Beyond the laughs, the movie touches on important themes such as bullying and self-acceptance. Bob's transformation from the overweight, uncool high schooler to the successful, confident CIA agent is a powerful message about being true to oneself.

In conclusion, Central Intelligence is a must-watch for any fan of action-comedy movies. The film's smart writing, solid directing, and excellent performances from the cast make it a highly entertaining and enjoyable experience. The storyline is engaging, and the chemistry between the lead actors is electric. Overall, Central Intelligence is a hilarious, high-action movie that delivers on all fronts.

Central Intelligence is a 2016 action movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 52.

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