It never fails: They're on the brink of retirement when all hell breaks loose. That's just the first cliché in this extremely well-shot espionage thriller that might have worked as an old-fashioned guy's-guy movie if the guys involved had any real, human personality and the espionage were actually thrilling. April 14, 1991. CIA operative Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt) has gone rogue to rescue a woman from a prison in eastern China. He's captured, tortured and has 24 hours before being executed. Our man in Hong Kong, consul Harry Duncan (David Hemmings), informs Bishop's mentor in Washington, Machiavellian retiring CIA spook Nathan Muir (Robert Redford). Muir arrives at ...