Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World

Theatrical Release: August 19, 2011
DVD Release: November 22, 2011
Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World


On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all…married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don’t want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn’t know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case – Marissa’s a retired secret agent.

Marissa’s world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she’s called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action when they learn their boring stepmom was once a top agent and now the world’s most competitive ten year olds are forced to put their bickering aside and rely on their wits. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they’re at it.

Dove Review

“Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World” is an action-packed whirlwind which kids twelve and over everywhere will enjoy. The kids will love these characters they can relate to, such as Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who squabble like real brothers and sisters but protect one another when the chips are down. Even the Spy Kids of the past, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) join the fun and help Spy Mom Marissa (Jessica Alba) who comes out of retirement long enough to try and stop a super villain who is determined to freeze people in time while he fulfills a secret wish.

The movie features a central theme of honoring the moments in our lives from the past as we can’t go back but equally important is the message to not waste the present time that we have. There is a lot of fantasy violence which includes Cecil using powerful gloves to punch out the lights of the villains in addition to lightning swirls which Rebecca uses to knock the bad guys around. We advise parents to read our content chart below before taking younger children to the film.

Due to the important themes of moving on in life and yet honoring special moments from the past, and the theme of not wasting time, in addition to the film’s overall wholesomeness, we are more than pleased to award this fast-paced and special effects extravaganza our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. Make sure you take the “time” to see it!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: G/OMG-2; Geez-3; Butt-head-1; "Oh shiitake mushrooms"-1
Violence: A time bomb is set to go off; a character uses martial arts to beat up on several villains; car and vehicle chases; goop is spilled on various character's heads; powerful gloves are used to punch villains and a girl uses swirl-like lightning to knock people around; a fire place and part of the living room are destroyed by blasts from bad guys; a bad guy is hit with a bag of vomit; a diaper with poop on it is used as a bomb; oil is poured on floor and the bad guys slip and fall on it; a girl punches a boy in the arm a few times; a clock device hits a kid in the head; a dog punches villains with is paw.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: It's mentioned that the principal called about the two kids pulling pranks; a kid says he did homework for another kid; a girl is a bit disrespectful to her step-mother but shows regret; flatulence; a "snotty" remark; a robot dog's leg is removed; a kid vomits and then hits a bad guy with a bag of the vomit; a diaper bomb with poop on it is used; pranks are pulled including putting baby powder in a hair dryer and it shoots all over when switched on.


Company: Dimension Films
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 100 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter