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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Enormously satisfying and fun to watch. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    More than a quarter-century ago, Redford played a young CIA employee in "Three Days of the Condor." Someday, it will make a great living-room double bill with Spy Game -- the actor then and now. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    To make silk purses from turgid passages, Mr. Scott does what he always does, gooses them up with every trick in the big-budget book. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Fans of swooping helicopter shots, alleys filled with backlit geysers of steam, and jump-cut editing that makes MTV look like Ingmar Bergman will relish the intercontinental intrigue and huggermugger that is Spy Game. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The script provides an excellent payoff, although action fans may not agree, because that payoff is the equivalent of a Cheshire cat's grin. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    If you like Redford, Spy Game will be a real treat: a fast electric thriller full of the old Sundance charm and pizzazz. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The movie asks tough, unflinching questions about America's responsibility to maintain world peace -- and the price we are willing to pay in order to accomplish that. Timely stuff, indeed. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    There's something elegiac in Redford's spy who knows he's a dinosaur but still has a few moves left. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Gripping, improbable plot marked by exciting sequences of action. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is not a bad movie, mind you; it's clever and shows great control of craft, but it doesn't care, and so it's hard for us to care about. To see it once is to plumb to the bottom of its mysteries, and beyond. show more

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