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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
6.33 /10
 
Starring
Gregorio Cortez: Antonio Banderas, Ingrid Cortez: Carla Gugino, Carmen Cortez: Alexa Vega
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Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Written by: Robert Rodriguez

 
 
 
Released: 2002
   
Genre: ACTION
ADVENTURE
MONSTER
SCIENCE FICTION
SEQUEL
THRILLER
FAMILY
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 100
 
 


 
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That rarity among sequels: It actually improves upon the original hit movie.

(Kevin Courrier, Globe and Mail)

Rodriguez adorns his family-film plot with an elegance and maturity that even most contemporary adult movies are lacking.

(Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee)

Another entertaining romp.

(Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

By film's end, it's clear that family values are every bit as important to this kiddie empowerment saga as the inventiveness of its gizmos.

(Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine)

Rodriguez has once again caught lightning in a bottle.

(James Berardinelli, Reelviews)

The Spy Kids franchise establishes itself as a durable part of the movie landscape: a James Bond series for kids.

(Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)

The byplay and bickering between the now spy-savvy siblings, Carmen (Vega) and Juni (Sabara) Cortez, anchor the film in a very real and amusing give-and-take.

(Kirk Honeycutt, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)

Manages to be wholesome and subversive at the same time.

(Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)

Like the first one, this is fresh, funny, exciting, and brilliantly inventive, the best family movie of the summer.

(Nell Minow, Movie Mom)

A movie so joyous, so imaginative, so endlessly inventive that the instinct to cheer isn't easily overcome.

(Eugene Novikov, Ultimate Movies!)

Robert Rodriguez has the ability to think the way a child does, with reckless abandon and without boundaries.

(John Venable, Supercala.com)

The movie is a gaudy, noisy thrill ride - hyperactive, slightly out of control and full of kinetic, mischievous charm.

(A.O. Scott, New York Times)


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