Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence is a 2016 American buddy action comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and written by Thurber, Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. The film stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson as two old high school classmates who go on the run after one of them joins the CIA to save the world from a terrorist who intends to sell satellite codes.

Central Intelligence
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Ike Barinholtz
  • David Stassen
Produced by
CinematographyBarry Peterson
Edited by
  • Mike Sale
  • Brian Olds
Music by
Distributed by
Release dates
Running time
116 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$50 million[2]
Box office$217 million[3]

The film premiered in Los Angeles on June 10, 2016, and was theatrically released in the United States on June 17, 2016. Central Intelligence received praise from critics for Hart and Johnson's performances but criticism for the script, and grossed $217 million worldwide against its $50 million budget.[4]

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