IT’S NOT HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME. IT’S HOW THE GAME PLAYS YOU.
Upon learning that his former partner (Brad Pitt) has been caught by the Chinese, veteran CIA operative Nathan Muir (Robert Redford) does his best to help him. Another contrived action thriller of the kind we’ve sometimes come to expect from director Tony Scott. The noisy music and frenzied editing hurt the film at times, but the locations are attractive. At least Scott makes an effort to show what reality might look like for intelligence operatives, as we get to see how the main characters started their partnership of thrills. Redford and Pitt work well together.
2001-U.S.-Germany. 127 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Tony Scott. Cast: Robert Redford (Nathan Muir), Brad Pitt (Tom Bishop), Catherine McCormack (Elizabeth Hadley), Stephen Dillane, Larry Bryggman, Marianne Jean-Baptiste… David Hemmings, Charlotte Rampling.