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Spy Game Reviews

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
December 27, 2001
To insert dynamic cinematography, you usually need something remotely dynamic to be happening on screen... Oliver Stone has made a career out of [not doing] this.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Scott applies his usual flashy, stylized and high-voltage craftsmanship to the perfect vehicle here.
Alex Ramirez
December 6, 2001
El espionaje no significa ser James Bond o Ethan Hunt el 100% de las veces, y aquí el duelo real es con el arma más útil y compleja: la inteligencia.
| Original Score: 9/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 3, 2001
I'll admit the main story is implausible, but the flashbacks were spectacular, and the cast is really good here.
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
December 2, 2001
Writers Michael Frost Beckner and David Arata have written a truly riveting script, and cinematographer Daniel Mindel has done a great job of translating it visually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 30, 2001
It's clever and shows great control of craft, but it doesn't care, and so it's hard for us to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 28, 2001
A yawn, and the two glamour boys (who, by the way, look awful) are both snoring.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
November 27, 2001
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 27, 2001
A formula action espionage film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 27, 2001
Tony Scott ... has done enough movies of this sort that at times it feels like he's sleepwalking through the hyperkinetic camera movements and rapid-fire editing
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
November 27, 2001
Redford dazzles in his best role in decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kim Morgan
November 26, 2001
Like Pitt at his best, it's pretty, gritty, engrossing and fun.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 26, 2001
An engrossing, tough-minded drama about the slippery morality of espionage and the harrowing decisions agents must make to serve the greater good.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 26, 2001
The action sequences are astounding.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
November 26, 2001
Scott knows how to tell a story with flair and speed.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 26, 2001
The script by Michael Frost Beckner and David Arata manages somehow to be both tantalizingly complicated and comfortably predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
November 26, 2001
Spy Game is extraordinarily sleek and fleet, maintaining a breakneck momentum that could be likened to a runaway train or, more aptly, a heat-seeking missile.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
November 26, 2001
Under the direction of Tony Scott, the film uses flash action and compelling camera work to move the story -- making Spy Game visually interesting.
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Mark Ramsey
November 26, 2001
Spy Game has blockbuster written all over it. The rental kind, not the box office kind.
Nev Pierce
November 26, 2001
Wittily scripted and wonderfully played by the veteran blond bombshell, Redford's HQ scenes sparkle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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