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Spy Game (movie)

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Director: Tony Scott
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date: November 21, 2001
MPAA Rating: R
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Redford and Pitt teach you how to play the Spy Game.....

  • Jan 2, 2010
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Espionage  thrillers have been a major staple in cinema  since the  1930's onward  and there place in film history has never been in question  until  the 90's rolled around and the genre took a major plunge into  over the top antics  choppy dialog, bland acting  and terrible  plotting. But  that all  changed in the 00's   when Tony Scott released  his old schooled  espionage thriller, "Spy Game".



"Spy Game " is  highly charged, brilliantly paced, well plotted and exceptionally acted especially on Robert Redford's part. It's got  game and it's got the hyper kinetic style of most Tony Scott  films but what they lack this one has  all the  right parts. It has  the deep rooted effect of making you believe that what your seeing is a true to life story and it plays out   so well  that by the time the story begins your in it till the end.


Robert Redford proves that even though he is old he's still got what it takes to smoke the younger generation Redford  gives   Pitt the one up and completely  and utterly overshadows him in this film.  Brad Pitt is not as good as Redford and  is at sometimes  just there so Redford  can talk to someone, but there are some scenes  in the film where Pitt does  shine and is equal to Redford.  The rest of the cast display amazing talent and skill in there parts  and do great to back up there two leads.



Tony Scott's "Spy Game" may be too complex for  some but for others it's a blast to watch the espionage genre   get back it's old feel  and style. It's got the right stuff to make it believable and the right moves to play the game. Now there's only one question left, will you be there to watch it all go down?
Redford and Pitt teach you how to play the Spy Game..... Redford and Pitt teach you how to play the Spy Game.....

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January 02, 2010
I agree. I love Spy Game. It is one of my favorite spy movies of all time. Robert Redford is amazing and I love the dichotomy between the old generation of CIA and the new flashy suits "running" the show. The fact that Redford is walking around in a brown suede jacket the entire movie next to all these Armani suits is exactly the point. I also like The Recruit (even though I can't stand Colin Farell) I love how they either make a nod to Spy Game or knock off one of the lines in Spy Game when Farrell shows excellent marksmanship and he comments "Nintendo" similar to Spy Games "Where did you learn to shoot like that?" and he replies "Boy Scouts."

And, I completely agree with you about the newer over-the-top spy movies that seem to be more flash than thought out planning (a great example would be Mission: Impossible 2 and 3 vs. Mission Impossible:). I would recommend The Recruit as another fairly good spy movie, and it does have one of the best filmed scenes in any movie I've seen; that scene being the moment after Farrell is captured and tortured and Al Pacino's dialog following it.

Thanks for reminding me I had this on my DVD shelf! Probably going to watch it sometime this week.
 
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