There really is very little in the movie that is either particularly good or particularly bad. Jackie Chan, the film's star, plays essentially the same character he does in virtually every other movie he has made but is, as always, likeable and entertaining to watch. The film's production values are decent. The story it tells is fun, if somewhat arbitrary, and its numerous action sequences are consistently exhilarating. Chan's naked fight in a bazaar, which provides the viewer with the requisite glimpse of the actor's backside, is especially well realized.
The viewer expecting a coherent plot or subtle characterizations is bound to be disappointed by The Accidental Spy, but anyone looking for a typical Jackie Chan action film should find the movie a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
Review by Keith Allen
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