Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviews

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November 8, 2019
Inherently a tale of intrigue, Alfredson may have created one of the most introverted spy thrillers ever filmed.
August 16, 2019
Those with a refined palate for challenging, intelligent and charismatic storytelling should unashamedly gorge themselves on the feast presented here.
June 8, 2019
A strikingly crafted homage to a bygone era of filmmaking that also feels thrillingly contemporary.
February 8, 2019
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is everything that one feels it should be. It is complex, intelligent, quiet, intense and keeps its cool throughout.
January 4, 2019
[Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy] is a welcome throwback to old-time espionage stories.
November 6, 2018
There are many good reasons why movies cannot run on for six hours, so when cinematic necessity compels squeezing a fine six-hour show like Tinker, Tailor into one third the time, audience and story are likely to be shortchanged, as happens here.
August 31, 2018
So beautifully executed and so visually absorbing and so atmospherically hypnotic that I wonder this: would it have been awfully greedy to have hoped to have wholly understood it, too?
August 29, 2018
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a wonderfully stylised piece that accepts the importance of visual aesthetics without losing any substance in terms of plot or narrative action.
March 21, 2018
It starts slow, and a bit confusing for those not familiar with the novels, but builds to intensity, creating a taut, sinister spy story for grown-ups.
January 9, 2018
Tinker, Tailor is a smart-but-hardly-heady genre piece which picks a handful of influences and boils them down to into pliable notions that can then be used to form a style; as far as utterly derivative filmmaking goes, it's pretty damn good.
October 23, 2017
From top to toe this is one of the best crafted, best acted, most tautly presented thrillers I've seen in a really long time.
September 28, 2017
This is a fantastic spy film through and through...
September 18, 2017
If I were to apply a rating system to this film, it wouldn't be stars or thumbs. It would have to be four elbows, as in the number of times I had to elbow my husband to wake him up during the movie.
September 1, 2017
Unlike the Bond films, this movie reminds us that being a British government agent is always a job, and rarely an adventure.
August 30, 2017
Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy reminds us the past is never past, even when it seems like it's all over...except the Russian caroling.
May 3, 2015
I think I eventually put it all together in the end, but the picture makes this task neither easy nor particularly rewarding.
August 15, 2014
Even an ensemble cast of a very high pedigree can't overcome a plot that's been compacted into near-incomprehensibility.
September 25, 2013
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," with its meticulous Cold War details and labyrinthine plot, is like a smoky 25-year-old single malt scotch whiskey. It hits you hard, but goes down smooth.
June 20, 2013
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.
March 4, 2013
A masterful adaptation of John Le Carre's 1970s spy thriller about the secret British hunt for a high-ranking KGB mole.
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