“Central Intelligence ,” a buddy action-comedy starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, doesn’t pack many big laughs, but it is likely to keep a smile on your face for the duration.
That’s largely because of the charisma of its two leads, who wholly embrace the earnest goofiness of Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen’s (“The Mindy Project”) story about two guys at the opposite ends of the high school hierarchy. There’s more to it than that, but at its heart — and yes, this movie has a big, beating heart — this story centers on a high school prince who grows up to be an ordinary guy (Hart’s Calvin Joyner) and the overweight outcast who sheds his flab and becomes exceptional (Johnson’s Bob Stone) and what they learn from one another. Seriously!
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