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Spy Game Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    63

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    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.

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    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.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The film is brimming with plots, counterplots, dossiers, and sinister corrupt priorities, all held together by the telephoto obsidian gloss of Scott's look-ma-no-pauses style.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

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

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

A smart thriller for grown-ups.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has very strong language and a lot of violence, including a brutal beating. Viewers see the victims of violence, including amputees and dead bodies. There's a mild and inexplicit sexual situation.

  • Families can talk about how people develop rules when their work involves breaking traditional rules. How can you tell when you stop being one of the good guys? How do they know that the rules they are breaking are in aid of a greater good? Who was betrayed in the movie?

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Tense scenes, including bloody torture.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual situations, nothing explicit or exploitive.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.

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