Spy Game
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There was a time when CIA operative Nathan Muir and his protégé Tom Bishop were inseparable, traveling the world and tasting everything it had to offer... from Vietnam to Berlin to Beirut. In a profession fraught with danger and uncertainty, Muir and Bishop forged an uncommonly close friendship based on mutual respect and affection. But that was years ago. Now, on the brink of his retirement from the agency, Muir learns that Bishop has gone rogue. His one-time protégé has been jailed in Beijing on espionage charges after attempting to break a prisoner out of China. Years of bad blood and hurt… 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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