Critic Consensus: Tense, fast-paced, and rich in atmosphere, The Game is a gripping spy drama with more than one kind of intelligence.
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as Joe Lambe
as Arkady Malinov
as Bobby Waterhouse
as Sarah Montag
as Alan Montag
as Wendy Straw
as Jim Fenchurch
as Hester Waterhouse
as Tom Mallory
Although it's impossible to guess where the story is ultimately headed, it could end with either a bang or a whimper and be equally satisfying.
While The Game is far from a broad analysis of Britain's socio-economic construct, it does analyze what was at the heart of David Simon's first season. Is it all in the game, or is the game the only reason people play?
The threat from Russia will seem overdone to some, but I remember that icy fear of cold war all too well, and entirely buy it in this instance.
We are, of course, deep in le Carré country here, and the production already has something of the look and feel of the classic 1973-set Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. There is little higher praise.
It's a cleverly constructed puzzle that wears its influences on its immaculately tailored sleeve.
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