Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviews
Gary Oldman with a great performance, boring at first takes time to get into it, great period piece
Smiley isn't likeable, hes a smug twat who never develops and I just couldn't route for him. Every thriller needs its protagonist to meet his match. Smiley was never even challenged. Hello!
If you want the audience to care about the outcome, you have to show the consequence of failure. Mark Strong getting shot at the start isn't enough. He was meeting with dangerous people and took a risk.
You think your coming up on a plot point and they cut away to a new location. This reminds me of Uwe Boll's Alone in the Dark. Also during another plot point, they cut away to a shot of train tracks changing. Why? Editor do your job. A film can't be entirely plot. You need to offer more like Godfather offered a great family relationship, Twin Peaks offered us atmosphere and Zodiac offered interesting characters. Mark Strong shoots Colin Firth through a fence. They did have bullet proof glass back then. Do your research. That that critics. I can forgive you for praising the suspense-free monster film The Host, but really step back like I have and really see this film for what it is. A bizarre attempt at film making.