Cinematic Time Capsule
2001 Marathon - Film #153
”Do you remember when we could tell the good guys from the bad guys?”
Is there anything better than Robert Redford playing the smartest guy in the room?
Sure, Pitt famously passed on Jason Bourne in favor of this tepidly received espionage thriller, but it seems like his career was able to survive it, and besides, every time I see him in something like “The Big Short” I have immediate flashbacks of Redford. So the chance to catch the two of them bouncing off of each other makes for a great ride.
Surprisingly for a Tony Scott film, it’s a lot more spy talk than shoot ‘em up spy action, but then again, don’t we already have enough Bond rip-offs?
”I thought spies drank martinis…”
“Scotch… never less than 12-years-old.”
Cinematic Time Capsule - 2001 Ranked