Central Intelligence is a 2016 American 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.
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 generally positive reviews from critics, with praise directed at Hart and Johnson's performances, and with criticism aimed at the script. The film was a commercial success at the box office, grossing $217 million worldwide against its $50 million budget.