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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Even an ensemble cast of a very high pedigree can't overcome a plot that's been compacted into near-incomprehensibility.

Full Review Source: Under the Radar | Original Score: 3/10

August 15, 2014
Justin Craig

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," with its meticulous Cold War details and labyrinthine plot, is like a smoky 25-year-old single malt scotch whiskey. It hits you hard, but goes down smooth.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 10/10

September 25, 2013
David Thomson
The New Republic
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The movie is riveting in the exact sense of the word: We feel nailed to the screen in the impossible task of working out what is going on-let alone why it matters.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 20, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

A masterful adaptation of John Le Carre's 1970s spy thriller about the secret British hunt for a high-ranking KGB mole.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 4/5

March 4, 2013
Jason Gorber

For all those that look at the films of the golden age and chide that "they don't make them that way anymore", here's a fine example that a film can be fresh, intelligent, drawing from the past while carving out its own unique and very contemporary vision

Full Review Source: Twitch | Original Score: A+

February 2, 2013
Andy Lea
Daily Star

Majestically directed, masterfully acted and brilliantly written, it's not just the best British film of the year but the best film of the year - full stop.

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 5/5

November 15, 2012
Matt Looker

It's of massive benefit ... to have many of the best British actors carrying this dense, convoluted plot through its many twists and knots.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

September 25, 2012
Jeff Beck

From watching the film, it ends up feeling like maybe reading the book should be a prerequisite, or perhaps viewing the five-hour miniseries would be a good idea.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 17, 2012
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

A very gripping, brilliantly directed character driven genre film, with top class performances from a flawless ensemble cast headed by a perfect performance from Gary Oldman.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 10/10

September 15, 2012
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Alfredson's marvelous precision in showing how an agent might do difficult espionage work is as thrilling as any overblown James Bond setpiece.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: A-

August 17, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

an ultra-realistic view of the spy game

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

May 25, 2012
Matt Neal
The Standard

With its hushed and methodical approach - similar to that of Smiley himself - the movie rolls on toward its big reveal with workmanlike exactitude.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 4/5

May 16, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The film has intrigues, shootings, infidelities and clues -- lots of clues -- which we ponder, along with the poker-faced Smiley, played with Oscar-nominated perfection by Gary Oldman.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 4/4

March 23, 2012
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

unfolds with maximum perplexity, ensuring that we will never, despite being able to grasp the stakes and gravity of individual scenes, be sure exactly what is going on.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2012
R. L. Shaffer

Outstanding performances and fascinating visual design are somewhat marred by a slow pace and a dry narrative.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 7/10

March 22, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy can assert a serious claim to be the best espionage film ever made.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 5/5

March 19, 2012
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

like watching a large candle burn down to nothing and then wondering why there weren't any fireworks. Maybe I was expecting too much? Considering the cast and the subject matter it may be a case of too much of a good thing

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 2/5

March 8, 2012
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

No es una película "agradable" ni "entretenida"; es una película incómoda y cerebral apenas perturbada por pequeñas alteraciones en sus personajes. Como las de George Smiley, en la brillante composición de Gary Oldman.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 4/5

February 28, 2012
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 5/5

February 17, 2012
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

There has always been this ultra-cool tendency in British spy movies, but I don't ever remember seeing one this emotionless. There probably have been some, but few have combined emotional detachment with such technical mastery of filmmaking techniques.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

February 2, 2012
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