Spy Game

Spy Game (Tony Scott, 2001)

Like An Enemy of the State, Spy Game shows extremely unpleasant aspects of American culture – in this latter case the modi operandi of the CIA. I hope it’s merely fanciful, but fear otherwise.

There are many things one could be picky about. The one that was noticeable to me while watching was that almost no effort was made to make characters look younger/older, despite the story covering a sixteen year period.

Not only does the film cover a huge expanse of time and space, the making of it also had crews in many parts of the world, from Morocco to Hong Kong. It’s a very impressive organisational achievement.

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Robert Redford, Brad Pitt

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 20 March, 2017 | Now: 20 March, 2017