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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Reviews

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Justin Craig
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
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David Thomson
The New Republic
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.
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
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
Jason Gorber
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+
Andy Lea
Daily Star
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
Matt Looker
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
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
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
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 25, 2012
an ultra-realistic view of the spy game
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
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
R. L. Shaffer
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
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
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
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 17, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Glasby
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
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
January 27, 2012
Intelligent Tinker rewards patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Tim Martain
The Mercury
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
Jordan Hiller
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 19, 2012
The film's Cold War setting is part of what makes it work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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