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March 22, 2012
Outstanding performances and fascinating visual design are somewhat marred by a slow pace and a dry narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 19, 2012
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy can assert a serious claim to be the best espionage film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 8, 2012
like watching a large candle burn down to nothing and then wondering why there weren't any fireworks. Maybe I was expecting too much? Considering the cast and the subject matter it may be a case of too much of a good thing
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2012
No es una película "agradable" ni "entretenida"; es una película incómoda y cerebral apenas perturbada por pequeñas alteraciones en sus personajes. Como las de George Smiley, en la brillante composición de Gary Oldman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 2, 2012
There has always been this ultra-cool tendency in British spy movies, but I don't ever remember seeing one this emotionless. There probably have been some, but few have combined emotional detachment with such technical mastery of filmmaking techniques.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 30, 2012
With its austere atmosphere, glacial pace and longwinded plot, it's not a film for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2012
Alfredson maintains an admirable lightness of touch, and the performances are fine, but narrative cohesion was the first victim of the cross-over and structurally the plot flies helter-skelter.
January 27, 2012
It begins and ends with Oldman. This is a superlative performance, the renowned actor perched on his chair like a wise old owl overseeing his domain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 27, 2012
Intelligent Tinker rewards patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
January 20, 2012
This is a thick, heavy, dense movie that will require your full attention and concentration for two hours. Probably best left for the really hardened spy and intrigue fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 20, 2012
Criticizing or belittling the film is sort of like taking issue with a cup of tea or a navy business suit from Men's Warehouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 19, 2012
The film's Cold War setting is part of what makes it work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 18, 2012
This is the kind of movie you'd want to watch with a rewind button handy. Actually, at 127 painfully paced minutes, a fast-forward button might help too.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2012
If you enjoy an intelligent, realistic spy thriller, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 18, 2012
... conveys a rarefied moral atmosphere, a high, cold place above politics and conventional morality... where aesthetic concerns - the elegance of a given move - might seem as sound a reason to act as ideology or love of country.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
January 17, 2012
Swedish director Tomas Alfredson brings his austere Scandinavian aesthetic to proceedings, and it blends wonderfully with this very British tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2012
The deliberate pace, the underplayed naturalism of the settings, the closely observed details and the silken threads of relationships all combine to turn the spy thriller into character driven drama
January 16, 2012
Le Carré is a master of the genre and under Alfredson's dense direction, the revitalisation of this classic is elevated to new heights as well as a new audience
January 15, 2012
Swedish director Tomas Alfredson delivers the same diffused visual style and melancholic atmosphere in this new adaptation of John le Carré's 1974 novel that he so successfully employed on Let the Right One In.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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