Great in every respect though not for a lazy viewer. Plot is complex, and if you miss a bit of dialogue you miss logical connections (can be helpful to engage the titles)... Brad is fine but Redford walks off with the move; he doesn't so much act as inhabit the character of Muir, who seems custom made for the understated style of this actor. 'Spy Game' is a thriller, but unlike many in the genre, finds more tension in the conference room scenes than in the action sequences. Not that these are dull by any means, but their primary purpose is to develop the moral coda of the two main characters. Also, the issues involved are, for the most part, in the past. The conference room conflict is by its very nature quieter, but it involves a present day crisis and the possible execution of Brad's character. The bureaucratic mind-set of self-preservation and rationalizing contrasts strongly with Redford's character, who has a low-key but more humane and just view of the situation confronting them. Without revealing his mission, which unfolds in real time, and without a lot of judgmental venting, he simply outmaneuvers the opposition and goes his way. The confrontation is more than a test of character, however. It is a battle between the bureaucratic mentality, which has not only lost its moral compass but the ability to think 'outside the box', and the thinking of someone who has had to live by his wits and has learned to function brilliantly in a crisis. This battle has all the punch of David vs. Goliath and gives the movie its kick.