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A Murder of Quality (1991)





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A murder investigation at a cloistered boy's school is the subject of this British made-for-television adaptation of John Le Carre's novel. Le Carre's famous detective-hero George Smiley (Denholm Elliott) returns from retirement to look for answers in a mysterious murder at a boarding school, where secret societies, rituals and abuse are the norm.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Denholm Elliott
as George Smiley
Joss Ackland
as Terence Fielding
Glenda Jackson
as Ailsa Brimley
Billie Whitelaw
as Mad Janie
Christian Bale
as Tim Perkins
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'A Murder of Quality' offers none of the imagination or the atmosphere any other John Le Carre adaptations do. Containing no character development (even going as far as to having some characters appear only once while in fact they play a major role in the story), moving at a tedious pace (which had me counting seconds) and containing very little of the charm the novel had (alto not being among Le Carre's best) this annoying TV film has only one good thing about it is a fabulous performances by Denholm Eliott and Glenda Jackson as well as a rather lavish location. If you are not a student of acting or a hardcore Smiley fan don't even try to watch this atrocity.

Matthew James
Matthew James

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