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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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