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Central Intelligence
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Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson
Directed By
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Produced By
Michael Fottrell
Peter Principato
Scott Stuber
Paul Young
Screenplay By
Ike Barinholtz
David Stassen
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Story By
Ike Barinholtz
David Stassen
Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart
Amy Ryan
Aaron Paul
Danielle Nicolet
Timothy John Smith
Megan Park
Thomas Kretschmann
Edited By
Michael L. Sale
Barry Peterson
New Line Cinema
Bluegrass Films
Principato-Young Entertainment
RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Distributed By
Warner Bros. Pictures
(United States)
Universal Pictures
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Release Date
June 10, 2016 (Regency Village Theater)
June 17, 2016 (United States)
Rating PG-13.gif
$50 million
$129.3 million

Central Intelligence is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and also starring Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet, Timothy John Smith, Megan Park, Thomas Kretschmann. It premiered in Los Angeles on June 10, 2016 and was theatrically released in the United States on June 17, 2016.


Bullied as a teen for being overweight, Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson) shows up to his high school reunion looking fit and muscular. While there, he finds Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a fast-talking accountant who misses his glory days as a popular athlete. Stone is now a lethal CIA agent who needs Calvin's number skills to help him save the compromised U.S. spy satellite system. Together, the former classmates encounter shootouts, espionage and double-crosses while trying to prevent worldwide chaos.



Critic response

Central Intelligence has received generally mixed to positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 67%, based on 78 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson make for well-matched comic foils, helping Central Intelligence overcome a script that coasts on their considerable chemistry." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 52 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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