The Spy Next Door

Bob Ho (Jackie Chan) is an undercover CIA agent whose dream is to settle down with his beautiful neighbour Gillian (Valletta) after retirement. Bob’s main mission, therefore, is to get the approval of the divorced mom’s three kids who all think that he is some boring Chinese small time trader. So, to understand the kids, Bob offers to babysit them when Gillian visits her sick relative.

However, when a Russian terrorist comes after some secret files which one of the kids had accidentally downloaded from the internet, Bob’s priority shifts towards saving the kids and eventually the agency’s reputation.

This film is similar to ‘The Pacifier’ in which Vin Diesel plays a spy-babysitter. So, there’s not much to expect.

‘The Spy Next Door’ is a typical Jackie Chan action-comedy flick with some not so compelling romantic equation.   The only vitalising scenes are the Russian villains who deliver some accented funny jokes. Among the kids, Alina Foley is a big reliever – cute and adorable. Despite repetitions and flaws, it is a good show by Jackie Chan.

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