A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Tense scenes, including bloody torture.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual situations, nothing explicit or exploitive.
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Some strong language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking.
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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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Spy Game is a smart thriller for grown-ups about spies who manipulate their "assets" (sources) with brains, not explosives. And it is about loyalty, politics, and whether the ends ever justify the means. This is not one of those movies where the spies wear elegant dinner jackets, drink martinis, use cool gadgets and have sex with gorgeous women in between huge explosions and shoot-outs. There is no hidden fortress, secret formula, or missing computer chip.
Redford and Pitt (who worked together on A River Runs Through It) are both marvelous, their different acting styles working well to help them portray the differences in their characters. Director Tony Scott (Top Gun and Crimson Tide) shows his usual expert touch in action stories about men who have to think quickly while they struggle with problems of loyalty and independence. The scenes in Beirut are particularly unsettling and tragic.
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