Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviews
The acting was good, though, and the film's got mad style. That counts for something, right?
Seen it twice and still not sure if I understand it all really.And the mole is very anti-climactic,as it´s the less interesting suspect and the one we see less of.
This is a John le Carre movie, not a Ian Fleming one. Smiley isn't a suave ladies man but a broken, misanthropic, extremely calculated chessmaster. And what is a chessmaster without a chess set? Characters move around like pieces on the gameboard of the movie stretching our attention span and endlessly double and triple crossing others for gain and country. If you can't muster up the brainpower to follow that, c'est la vie but that hardly makes the movie's intricacies unsuitable for the screen. It adds to the atmosphere and the value of the movie immensely elevating it above run of the mill suspense thrillers.
Still one of my favourite movies featuring a great cast, score, beautiful but restrained cinematography and a fantastic storyline, Tinker, Tailor gets better with every rewatch.