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Spy Game 2001

  • Tony Scott
  • November 18, 2001
  • 126 mins
  • English
  • Action, Crime, Thriller
It's not how you play the game. It's how the game plays you.
Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and resentment, Muir agrees to take on the most dangerous mission of his career and rescue Bishop.


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Spy Game was decent. It had some stylish editing which I wasn't always a fan of, such as it being too obvious with the handling of time and the constant sweeping camera movements in certain scenes. There was some terribly blatant product placement with the buildings too. Robert Redford was really good in it. I sort of lost track of what was happening near the end and thought I'd missed some really obvious things, but apparently you're meant to be in the dark for about fifteen minutes as it gets explained later on. Having said that, it probably would have helped if I'd watched it in one sitting as I probably did forget some things by the time I finished it.

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