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'Spy' review: Melissa McCarthy goes the full Bond

'Spy' review: Melissa McCarthy goes the full Bond

Last year, in the Bill Murray vehicle "St. Vincent," Melissa McCarthy did something she'd never done before in the movies. She did less. Her role, neither a wallflower nor the raunchy life of the party, required an easier, lower-key brand of comic truth than the material for which she'd become rich and famous, on TV in "Mike and Molly," and in the movies. She came through. Like many highly skilled actors, McCarthy is consistently a little better than her material, and when the material's strong, as in the case of "Bridesmaids," she's a ringer. Contrivances such as "Identity Thief," not so much. Good news, then, that...

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