In Spy Intervention, a soon-to-be FBI agent, Bill Meyers (Matthew Gray Gubler), is assigned to watch a member of a crime syndicate who was caught red-handed in a bomb plot. This rogue criminal would eventually explode an explosive device that killed innocent bystanders.
Before entering the scene, the FBI investigates the plot to know whether the perpetrator would have succeeded or not. When a former CIA agent and partner of the FBI's Ed Smith (Shane West) try to expose the same crime, their last-ditch attempt to save lives causes them to be framed by a serious crime syndicate. With these changes, the investigation takes a new direction when it's time for Spy Intervention to be aired on television.
To make the movie, producers hired an experienced screenwriter and the actors put in hours of acting practice. The results are a good movie, while still having its share of faults in terms of its plot, character, and direction.
The plot follows an important case. Bill, the main character, tries to learn more about the crime while getting acquainted with his partner, Ed. As he becomes increasingly curious about the crime, he soon finds himself investigating the people and place around him. The two soon get tangled up in their investigations, which takes them to several strange locations.
The detectives of the Spy Intervention task force are of two different kinds: The criminals, and the FBI agents. All the cases are hard-hitting, but the detectives only focus on one type of criminals. Since the acting scenes and dialogue are too fast paced, it's hard to find out what exactly happened in each location. This is even worse if you can't keep track of all the characters' every move.
The supporting characters, like the barista at the coffee shop, the lady from the coffee shop, etc., are not as well-developedas the main character. Since these characters don't seem to matter much during the story, they are made to be mere set pieces, which don't really make an impact and don't add anything to the movie.
Watching the movie, I found myself being dissatisfied with the movie. Although the production values and plot were excellent, the characters, along with the plot, didn't seem to be very well-developed.
Overall, the movie was entertaining, and the final moments did leave me wondering why there are so many characters, in addition to the plot and the acting. However, this movie had its ups and downs, and Spy Intervention is worth watching, especially if you're a fan of long-running TV series, like Law & Order.