There was a time when CIA officer Nathan Muir (Robert Bedford) and his protege Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt] were inseparable, travelling the world and tasting everything it had to ofler... From Vietnam to Berlin to Beirut. In a profession fraught with danger and uncertainty, Muir and Bishop forged an uncommonly close friendship. But that was years ago. Now, in 1991, on the brink of his retirement from the agency, Muir learns that Bishop has gone rogue, jailed overseas on espionage charges and is scheduled to die in 24 hours. Muir decides to take on the most dangerous and personal mission of his life.
It is like a hundred other films with petrol explosions breaking sugar glass and CIA / FBI intrigue except that the plot is about spot on for balancing the number of characters, the complexity of story, unpredictability and believability. Some good performances.
Plausible storyline taking in history of the partnership with real political and historical lines to aid everything. I liked the way that Redford was a renegade whilst actually operating within Langley, putting one across the bureaucrats and suits
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- Spy Game review by CP Customer
A enjoyable movie with good acting as you would aspect from Robert Redford and Brad Pit. The action switches from CIA HQ at Langley to a prison in China. Worth watching.