Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Time: 1 hr. 27 minutes
Spy Time (or Anacleto, Agente Secreto) is an action/comedy film from Spain. Imanol Arias is fantastic as a secret agent, and his lazy, clueless son is played by Quim Gutierrez. There are elements of James Bond (“Anacleto, secret agent”) and Jason Bourne which movie-goers will recognize but with a Spanish twist of comedy. I can not give anything more away without spoiling the movie, but it is definitely worth seeing.
There are subtitles which were done very well and do not distract from the action of the movie. The story flowed very well without any complications and I enjoyed the directing. The bad guy of the film, who goes by the name of the Evil Vasquez, was played with a very good balance of evil and comedy. The fact that this story was based on a Spanish comic book is amazing since I have found some movies based on comic books, like Spiderman and X-Men, tend to be obvious. I didn’t find that to be true in this case. If other Spanish movies based on comic books are as well done as this one, then Hollywood had better start taking notice. Another thing that I also learned from this movie is: never buy Spanish bubble gum (you’ll see what I mean).
This movie is only available on Region B/2 on Blu-Ray. The price range that I saw was $39.99-$46.99, so if you want to save money, I suggest that you find another option. I give it 5 stars out of 5 because there weren’t any scenes which dragged and the comedy was not really ridiculous.