It's slow, complex, stimulating and uncompromising; basically an average movie-goer's nightmare. I love that.
Based on the classic novel of the same name, the international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century. George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a disgraced British spy, is reh... read more
Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Release Date: December 9, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
Stats: 5,750 reviews
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October 22, 2013
An ex spy for MI6 is called out of retirement to uncover a Russian double agent in the top echelons of their organisation. The one thing that can be said in favour of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is that it reeks of quality. The exceptional ensemble cast present what can only be des...
November 19, 2012
If for one second you think that this adaptation of John LeCarre's seminal novel taking place during the 60's cold war is not relevant today, then you need to re-examine your thinking. The Spy business is alive and well, and good information is just as all important now as it wa...
November 12, 2012
A superior and utterly absorbing edge of your seat thriller that will knock you out of your seat. A masterpiece plain and simple. An instant classic of the spy genre. It`s The Godfather of spy films. A sharply stylish and sophisticated film that is just brilliant with its charact...
August 17, 2012
John le Carre's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" has been beautifully adpated by Tomas Alfredson and his team, in a wonderful combination of excellent narrative, technique and entertainment. Released two weeks ago in mid September Tinker Tailor has already wowed critics and audience a...
July 4, 2012
Do not watch this film unless you are in the mood for a very slow, deep, intriguing, thinking movie. Not a lot of fast action going on here. These are NOT usually my cup of tea, but I found this VERY interesting. Plus, the acting was absolutley top notch. I found myself just star...
July 2, 2012
Tomas Alfredson, who absolutely blew me (and a lot of people) away with Let The Right One In is at the helm of this espionage film, and, when I heard he was directing it, I somehow just knew he'd be a good (or at least very interesting) choice. Now, I'm not familiar with the sour...
June 17, 2012
Gary Oldman in a tale of espionage and swimming with glasses on.
Nice to see an actor who I consider to be the best around now do something which shows his range with spot on character work. We'll just pretend Red Riding Hood was a bad dream.
June 17, 2012fb619846742
The best, and most intricately put together, film of 2011, concerning espionage during the Cold War era and how a disgraced former spy (Gary Oldman) is brought out of retirement secretly by the British government to uncover a long-term mole within the agency. While the viewer nev...
June 16, 2012
How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes?
Disappointing not so great film! This film fails on so many levels it's hard to know where to start. First, we learn almost nothing about the characters. Secondly, I really got tired of watching filing, shuffling of ...
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