- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 15, 2011
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Miramax Lionsgate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 03/26/2001
"...A full-blown fantasy-action adventure that also strenuously underscores the importance of family....On a technical level, SPY KIDS is top-notch..."
New York Times - 03/30/2001
"SPY KIDS is a notion-stuffed toy of a movie....Powered by a sugar-buzz filmmaking style....Enjoyable and charming..."
USA Today - 03/30/2001
"...Surreal humor and fast-paced action....Rodriguez has crafted a prepubescent version of James Bond..."
Box Office - 05/01/2001
"...Writer-director Robert Rodriguez exhibits extraordinary imagination....Fun and fast-paced..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/06/2001
"...Banderas and Gugino make a winning pair..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2001
"...SPY KIDS is engagingly specific to Rodriguez's own background....The film is packed with kinetic action..."
When the notorious husband-and-wife spy team Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) is kidnapped by the evil Fegan Floop (Alan Cumming), the two Cortez children are the only ones who have the right skills and the insider know-how to help. Together Carmen and Juni Cortez (Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara) set out on their first spy mission to find Floop and rescue their parents. SPY KIDS is a high-wire family adventure that lets the kids save the day. Though director Robert Rodriguez was previously best known for violent action films like DESPERADO and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, here he creates family-friendly fare that still shows elements of his trademark energy. SPY KIDS was followed by SPY KIDS 2: ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS and SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER.
- Theatrical release: March 30, 2001.
- Re-release: August 8, 2001.