December 9, 2011 (LA/NY)
December 16, 2011 (Limited)
Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is the long-awaited feature film version of John le Carré’s classic bestselling novel. The thriller is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In). The screenplay adaptation is by the writing team of Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan.
The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with...
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Take James Bond, The Bourne Identity, Mission: Impossible
and True Lies
and combine them altogether, you'll get a movie that's about as far away from what Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
, a methodically methodical thriller that harkens back to spy films of old, does it well, and then does it too well. The result: an even-tempered, extremely well-made picture that requires more patience from its audience than it has any right to and lacks a gratifying pay-off for doing so. Full movie review »