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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviews

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
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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A deliberate, cerebral, grim and utterly absorbing film that makes covert operations appear as unsexy as the Bourne films made them seem fast-paced and thrilling.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Ultimately, though, it is very much Oldman's film, thanks to a restrained tour de force performance. Smiley is weathered, worn and beaten down by life, but he's also a quiet, sure force of something that resembles good.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A-

January 6, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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"Tinker" radically -- superlatively -- condenses John Le Carré's classic novel, which could scarcely be bounded by seven hourlong episodes in the 1979 BBC adaptation.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 26, 2011
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's a well-crafted film that wears its old-fashionedness with pride.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 23, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" has a murkiness to it that perfectly fits a spy film; you need to pay attention, or the story will slip away into the shadows.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 22, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Just watching Gary Oldman and his trenchcoated brethren march down the damp, ill-lit streets of Cold War London is enough to make you shiver.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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These guys make proper English diction as compelling as a gunfight, and "Tinker Tailor" as satisfying as any shoot-'em-up using real bullets instead of words to get its point across.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2011
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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This superb remake has the inevitable look of a period piece, a smoke-filled rendering of things past. However, thanks to Tomas Alfredson's direction, a taut screenplay, and a uniformly brilliant cast, the film also retains its contemporary relevance.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

December 16, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A movie of chain smokers and whisperers, of grey skies and glum expressions, of rattling tea cups and rotary-dialed telephones.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 16, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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It's a 1970s story told in 1970s style, an unrepentant un-reboot so old school that it feels subversively new.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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In its attention to detail and awareness of betrayals both political and human, "Tinker Tailor'' is a movie for grown-ups.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 15, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy begins to seem phlegmatic after a while.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 15, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Alfredsen made the excellent vampire thriller "Let the Right One In," and his knack for brackish, enveloping atmosphere is rare indeed.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

December 15, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" looks, sounds and feels exactly right.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 15, 2011
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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The screenplay is a marvel of exposition, offering a parade of characters (and their code names), international incidents, and alliances and double-crosses without ever leaving viewers baffled as to who's doing what to whom, and why.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

December 13, 2011
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It's a treat to be back in Le Carré's world, where amid the tangle of plots and counterplots there are moments of lucidity when you sit up and say, "I've got it now!"

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

December 12, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The filmmakers don't try to jazz up the proceedings with a lot of then-and-now equivalencies. At the same time, it is implicit here that spy operations today are essentially the same, with only the names of the players and antagonists changed.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

December 9, 2011
William Goss
Film.com
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Stakes more personal than political [keep] Alfredson's chilly approach from leaving viewers out in the cold entirely.

Full Review Source: Film.com

December 9, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The cast is uniformly excellent, but as the ringleader of the Circus, Oldman owns the proceedings. In his limitless constraint - his commanding torpor - he is the equal of the magnificent Alec Guinness in the miniseries.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 9, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A story about friends selling out friends, of wives betraying husbands, of everyone lying to anyone to gain an edge, an advantage, an extra bit of cash.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

December 9, 2011
Ella Taylor
NPR
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Alfredson offers no concessions to hindsight, no lessons for today. Instead, he's kept faith with le Carre's bleak, romantically elegiac vision of a moment in 20th century history at once glorious and doomed.

Full Review Source: NPR

December 8, 2011
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Even Alberto Iglesias' old-school symphonic score and Hoyte Van Hoytema's chiaroscuro cinematography aren't quite enough to provide cover for Tinker Tailor's rushed incoherence.

Full Review Source: Slate

December 8, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The story, skillfully mined from Mr. le Carré's labyrinthine book and set in 1973, is a pleasurably sly and involving puzzler - a mystery about mysteries within mysteries.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2011
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Tinker Tailor requires close watching, but viewers are rewarded with a moody, layered and involving thriller.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

December 8, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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This is a film to which very close attention must be paid, but the rewards of doing so are considerable.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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This version of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" turns on the presence of Mr. Oldman, and he is an actor of great experience and accomplishment who has finally found a film that fully deserves him.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

December 8, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy emerges as a tale of loneliness and desperation among men who can never disclose their secret hearts... It's easily one of the year's best films.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 8, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Alfredson - taking an impressive step into the mainstream after 2008's wonderful Swedish thriller "Let the Right One In" - remains faithful to his source in both subject and spirit.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2011
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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After establishing an atmosphere of nearly unbearable dread, Alfredson keeps thickening and chilling it.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

December 8, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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This is an elaborately constructed, sometimes maddeningly convoluted but brilliantly layered thriller.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 7, 2011
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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This is a grim, methodical world ruled by drab, mistrustful geeks who have come to relish their power, but Alfredson navigates it fluidly and keeps the many complicated pieces moving with quiet ease.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Immerse yourself in the world Alfredson creates, a paranoiac's nightmare of cautiously opened doors, enigmatic glances and soundproofed rooms inhabited by men in suits with shady motives.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

December 6, 2011
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Best known for Let the Right One In, the bleak tween vampire drama remade here as Let Me In, Alfredson is strong on chilly atmospherics.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 6, 2011
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy may be the best possible movie version of the story, but it illustrates that the big screen is not the ideal medium for a tale of this complexity.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

December 5, 2011
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Something in the drama has been dulled, and I was almost bored.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 5, 2011
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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A meticulously visualized anatomy of melancholy, this challenging movie freezes you to the edge of your seat, adrenalized with terror and pity.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 5/5

December 2, 2011

Entertainment Weekly
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A movie of deceptions within deceptions and clues that glide by in a murmured flash. It turns the very process of figuring things out into a vision of the world.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

December 1, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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This spy story is all about the journey - the process - and the byways of the route, not the grand finale. This film's superb cast, script and direction threaten to make that journey equally as thrilling as Le Carré's book.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

September 14, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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At two hours, the film version is a third the miniseries' length, requiring severe compression by screenwriters Peter Straughan (The Debt) and Bridget O'Connor, which they've accomplished smartly.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 9, 2011
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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An inventive, meaty distillation of Le Carre's 1974 novel, pic turns hero George Smiley's hunt for a mole within Blighty's MI6 into an incisive examination of Cold War ethics, rich in both contempo resonance and elegiac melancholy.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 6, 2011
Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
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It is one of the few films so visually absorbing, felicitous shot after shot, that its emotional coldness is noticed only at the end, when all the plot twists are unraveled in a solid piece of thinking-man's entertainment for upmarket thriller audiences.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 5, 2011
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