Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
I think I eventually put it all together in the end, but the picture makes this task neither easy nor particularly rewarding.
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 15, 2014
Even an ensemble cast of a very high pedigree can't overcome a plot that's been compacted into near-incomprehensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Justin Craig
September 25, 2013
"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 | Original Score: 10/10
Top Critic
David Thomson
The New Republic
June 20, 2013
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.
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
A masterful adaptation of John Le Carre's 1970s spy thriller about the secret British hunt for a high-ranking KGB mole.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Gorber
February 2, 2013
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 | Original Score: A+
Andy Lea
Daily Star
November 15, 2012
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 | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Looker
September 25, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
September 17, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
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 | Original Score: 10/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
August 17, 2012
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 | Original Score: A-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 25, 2012
an ultra-realistic view of the spy game
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
May 16, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 22, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
March 22, 2012
Outstanding performances and fascinating visual design are somewhat marred by a slow pace and a dry narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
March 19, 2012
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy can assert a serious claim to be the best espionage film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 8, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 28, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 17, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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