Central Intelligence Film Review

Film Review by Cam Eagle

The Premise
The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high-school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart). But before the staid number-cruncher realises what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.

The Review
No strangers to comedy, Johnson (Bob), a CIA agent, and Hart (Calvin), an accountant who misses his glory days, are humorous characters who do comedy well.

Bob and Calvin reunite through Facebook and take advantage of many funny moments in this rollercoaster story.

A clever script which is delivered well seems very current, both referencing classic movies, and also recent celebrity gossip.

The story line is a little forced but it’s easy to forgive this given the nature of the movie; that is, the funny characters, slapstick humour and one-liners are the reasons that make this a must-see movie.

Jason Bateman plays the aged bully well and brings out a trait of Bob as someone who always sees himself as the overweight teen that he was.

A small amount of crude and graphic shock value content doesn’t derail this enjoyable movie.
Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.

The Verdict
If you see the poster, you will have in mind what to expect. This movie, however, did exceed what was expected. Offering something for almost everyone; Central Intelligence is a very funny watch which delivers big laughs.

The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 30th June 2016
Rating: TBC
Duration: 108 minutes 
Genre:  Comedy
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re The Millers)

The Extras
The first joint-venture between Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures after 20 years, since Twister (1996).

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson is exactly one foot taller than Kevin Hart and weighs over one hundred pounds more.

Filming for "Central Intelligence" commenced on the 6th of May 2015.

Dwayne Johnson's character's last name, Stone, is a possible reference to Johnson's nickname, The Rock.


When Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson's characters first meet, Kevin Hart makes a reference to Dwayne looking like Hercules. Dwayne Johnson played the title role in the film "Hercules" in 2014.