Bags of spy fun in this en­ter­tain­ing ac­tion se­quel

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c4 9.00pm - 11.15pm

In this fol­low-up to the 2010 film, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and He­len Mir­ren star once again as re­tired black-ops agents hav­ing to put down their hobby crafts and re­turn to es­pi­onage. Now, the old-timers set out to lo­cate a nu­clear de­vice left over from the Cold War, a mat­ter made all the more com­pli­cated by Bruce’s old flame, smoul­der­ing Rus­sian spy Cather­ine Zeta-jones, and barmy physi­cist An­thony Hop­kins. There may be fewer chuck­les this time and the plot is all too generic, but the stars pull off their roles – su­per­cool ex-agent, para­noid acid ca­su­alty and re­gally glam­orous sniper – with the panache you’d ex­pect. Mary­louise Parker does well, too, as Willis’ much younger girl­friend. Dir: Dean Parisot 2013, 12 135min

Back to the spy game: Parker, Willis and Malkovich

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