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October 5, 2014
A decent story, and some fine performances.
October 5, 2012
There is no atmosphere. Also, anyone could've done it, as the movie doesn't set up its suspects well.
½ December 31, 2011
'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.
January 14, 2009
Early LeCarre, beautifully acted, crafted & told.
½ March 23, 2008
Denholm Elliott has the difficult job of stepping into the shoes of George Smiley. Typically le Carre, this is a dyspeptic commentary on Britain after the War, as much as a murder mystery - the title may be the clue. There's a great cast - including Glenda Jackson in one of her last nonpolitical screen appearances.
½ December 18, 2007
Denholm Elliott is superb as George Smiley, and Joss Ackland gives a phenomenal performance as a morose, brooding intellectual giant. Otherwise, there's little to recommend this dull, plodding little murder mystery.
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