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Central Intelligence

4K Ultra HD

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  • Score
    74
    from 3 reviewers
  • Central Intelligence
    2016
    107 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10

    Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

    Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet

    Plot: After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

    Disc Release Date: 27 September 2016

    • Video
      74
    • Audio
      83
    • Extra
      66
    • Movie
      73

    all scores

    • Video
      80
    • Central Intelligence was filmed digitally using the Arri Alexa XT at a resolution of 2.8K and was finished using a 2K Digital Intermediate (DI). This 2K DI presumably formed the basis for the Ultra HD...

    • Audio
      90
    • Central Intelligence was released theatrically with Dolby 5.1 and 7.1 soundtracks but there was no immersive audio mix and Warner Bros. have chosen not to create one for the domestic release. Although...

    • Extra
      60
    • The domestic release of Central Intelligence uses seamless branching to include the theatrical version of the film and a longer unrated cut that basically includes more dirty jokes and swearing. The Ultra...

    • Movie
      70
    • Central Intelligence is an enjoyable action comedy that benefits from the undeniable charisma of The Rock. The film centres on Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) who's life hasn't quite gone as he'd hoped. At...

    • Total
      70
    • Central Intelligence is something of a surprise, not only is it a decent Kevin Hart film but it's also an entertaining action comedy that combines laughs and thrills with genuine emotion and a positive...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      70
    • Central Intelligence was reportedly photographed at 2.8K and finished at 2K, making this an upscale-to-4K UHD release. The Blu-ray version looks great, and the UHD offers modest, but at times critical,...

    • Audio
      100
    • Central Intelligence rocks out like Robbie Weirdicht with a hugely impressive DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. The opening En Vogue song, a true 90s classic and a hilarious tune for the scene,...

    • Extra
      60
    • Central Intelligence contains regular and unrated special features, all of which can be found on the bundled Blu-ray. A UV digital copy code is included with purchase. Audio Commentary: With Director/Co-Writer...

    • Movie
      70
    • The dreaded high school reunion. Everyone's been there. Personal perception says expectations have not been met, and what should be a joyous time becomes a reminder of the rapid passage of time and one's...

    • Total
      80
    • Central Intelligence works through a pair of interesting character arcs that are much more parallel than they appear. Thurber does a good job of balancing out the film's dramatic character angles with...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • The espionage comedy snoops around Ultra HD Blu-ray with a fairly strong and generally satisfying HEVC H.265 encode in HDR10, but it doesn't really offer a significant jump over its Blu-ray counterpart....

    • Audio
      80
    • The buddy-cop blockbuster comes out of hiding with a more impressive, near-reference DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack that makes great use of the entire soundscape. The rears are continuously employed throughout...

    • Extra
      50
    • Audio Commentary — Director Rawson Marshall Thurber is joined by editor Michael L. Sale to share their thoughts and discuss some of the production's technical aspects. It's not very involving and pretty...

    • Movie
      70
    • Hiding beneath all the piercing gunfire, the deep hollowed thuds of punches, the fiercely urgent car chases and the rapid-fire, spur-of-the-moment jokes, 'Central Intelligence' arrives with several surprises,...

    • Total
      70
    • Hiding beneath the gunfire, the punches, the car chases and the rapid-fire jokes, 'Central Intelligence' arrives with several surprises, most notably Dwayne Johnson's performance as an insecure but oddly...

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