Spy Game
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Brad Pitt is reunited as a co-star with his A River Runs Through It (1992) director Robert Redford for this espionage thriller from Tony Scott. On the verge of retirement from the Central Intelligence Agency, veteran spy Nathan Muir (Redford) learns that his one-time protégé Tom Bishop (Pitt) has gone rogue and been taken prisoner after attempting to smuggle a prisoner out of China. Although Muir and Bishop had once been close friends, sharing adventures from Vietnam to Berlin, bad blood and resentment developed between them, and the two men haven't seen each other in years. As his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The performances are the biggest asset."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A yawn, and the two glamour boys (who, by the way, look awful) are both snoring."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A smart thriller for grown-ups."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...takes the spy formula and dilutes it with wholly unnecessary plot twists and a flashback structure that's more confusing than anything else."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It just isn't thrilling enough -- an impression compounded by Scott's tiresomely overenthusiastic and gimmicky camerawork."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"I'll admit the main story is implausible, but the flashbacks were spectacular, and the cast is really good here."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Happily, beneath the film's nostalgic veneer and tooth-rattling visual and aural effects lies a mature ambiguity that's unusual for a holiday blockbuster."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"Two generations of Hollywood 'golden boys' team up in Tony Scott's Spy Game, a neatly plotted espionage thriller. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"This is Brad Pitt, for crying out loud! Where can you send him undercover? In the CIA's Beverly Hills bureau?"
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"An adventure that holds its own among the classics of the genre, a smart, sturdy and fascinating glimpse inside a hidden world."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"It's clever and shows great control of craft, but it doesn't care, and so it's hard for us to care about."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Capably anchored by [Robert] Redford giving the spunkiest, most alive performance he gave in a decade in either direction."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"... afterwards I realized that I had been maneuvered into rooting for a dangerously reckless and presumptuous man."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Redford is great - treat the rest on a don't-need-to-know basis."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Crisply photographed and relentlessly compelling."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
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