Crazy but good,
This review is from: Spy Game [DVD]  (DVD)
This film is very engaging, it incorporates an admirable cast especially in terms of Robert Redford who has already astounded in classics such as 'Ordinary People' and 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' it also has a very fast-paced story line, which unlike a lot of governmental spy thrillers it isn't too complicated, it has nostalgia, it has heart, it has loyalty and overall is very good.
Yet there is a bad point, the reason it only got four stars is the directing, now I can understand what Tony Scott, (the man who bought us other cool thrillers such as 'Enemy of the State' and 'The Fan') wanted to achieve, he created an environment that was intimidating and fast-paced, and fair enough that was good but every now and then he would use the camera in such baffling ways, examples include, the feet walking down a corridor. What was that about? I don't know about you but that confused me. He also used unusual techniques when zooming in and out such as the bit where Redford and Pitt are talking on the roof, they finish their conversation and then for some unknown reason the camera zooms away far enough back to see the building he's on. Crazy I have no idea what he was trying to show us. And if it was the building then I think he showed us something insignificant, Crazy.
But even though I suppose I could make a mockery of the directing picking at every bit of it until Tony Scott himself exploded, I think that would not be necessary sure the camera work is a let down but the acting is great, the special effects are decent and film as a whole is good to watch so with all it's flaws it gets four stars.