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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2013
For all those that look at the films of the golden age and chide that "they don't make them that way anymore", here's a fine example that a film can be fresh, intelligent, drawing from the past while carving out its own unique and very contemporary vision
Full Review | Original Score: A+
November 15, 2012
Majestically directed, masterfully acted and brilliantly written, it's not just the best British film of the year but the best film of the year - full stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 25, 2012
It's of massive benefit ... to have many of the best British actors carrying this dense, convoluted plot through its many twists and knots.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2012
A very gripping, brilliantly directed character driven genre film, with top class performances from a flawless ensemble cast headed by a perfect performance from Gary Oldman.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 17, 2012
Alfredson's marvelous precision in showing how an agent might do difficult espionage work is as thrilling as any overblown James Bond setpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 25, 2012
an ultra-realistic view of the spy game
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2012
With its hushed and methodical approach - similar to that of Smiley himself - the movie rolls on toward its big reveal with workmanlike exactitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 23, 2012
The film has intrigues, shootings, infidelities and clues -- lots of clues -- which we ponder, along with the poker-faced Smiley, played with Oscar-nominated perfection by Gary Oldman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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
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 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
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