Being a soundtrack collector, I use to get everything I can find from my favorite composers meaning that in most cases, I have soundtrack to films that I've never watched. Spy Game was one them and maybe that was the reason that I didn't like it in the first listen.
However, just a couple of days ago I watched the movie for the first time and noticed how magnificent the music is, now that you know what scene each track is corresponding to. This music does have a different sound for me now and so, it's moved from it's former dusty shelf into the row of CDs that I listen most frequently. Awesome work Harry!