Spy Game is absorbing enough for a night out, yet the film never pretends to be more than a lavishly downbeat popcorn thriller.
Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly
Has the pointless, thrilling kineticism of a sports car commercial.
A.O. Scott — New York Times
(Spy Game movie review at Guardian [UK])
Dean Essner — Guardian [UK]
If you can't find a copy of Condor, you can learn everything you probably need to know about espionage by pairing Spy Game with Spy Kids.
Mike Clark — USA Today
A taut, timely and intelligent thriller with cloak-and-swaggering performances from Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.
Rita Kempley — Washington Post
With its cast of back-stabbing functionaries and desk jockeys, Spy Game makes the sport and hard work of espionage seem chillingly real.
Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post
It trades in the kinds of shadings and moral quandaries that have been meat and drink to Le Carre.
Jay Carr — Boston Globe
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
The core of this story is so riveting and strong that not even Scott's misguided efforts to dress it up can completely ruin it.
Eric Harrison — Houston Chronicle
Mr. Redford's strong turn, a pulse-pounding score, razor-sharp editing, and a provocative script give this location-driven thriller a keen edge.
Jane Sumner — Dallas Morning News
At times, it just seems like the movie is engaged in a game, itself, to keep us from noticing its faults.
Steven Rosen — Denver Post
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
Spy Game is never boring and rarely predictable except in its broad, overall us-versus-them outline.
Mark Caro — Chicago Tribune
The performances are the biggest asset.
Jeff Strickler — Minneapolis Star Tribune
What Spy Game lacks in bonafide suspense, it more than recoups in the dynamic interaction of its two stars.
Susan Stark — Detroit News
A yawn, and the two glamour boys (who, by the way, look awful) are both snoring.
Rex Reed — New York Observer
(Spy Game movie review at Variety)
Todd McCarthy — Variety
A glossy, suffocatingly predictable star vehicle for Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.
Lou Lumenick — New York Post
Spy Game is a pretty good movie, but it's hardly a film for our times.
Jay Boyar — Orlando Sentinel
Enemies can bury the hatchet; journalists can bury the lead; but who would have thought that a screenwriter could bury the plot.
Rick Groen — Globe and Mail
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