Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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At the height of the Cold War, a precarious operation goes deadly wrong, and the head of British Intelligence wonders if a double agent is leaking vital secrets. Brought out of retirement to expose the potential mole, master spy George Smiley is the only one who can be trusted to expose one of their own. Or can he? As the emotional and physical tolls mount on the high-ranking suspects, Smiley will be forced into the ultimate international spy game where everyone's motives are in question.

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SusanKrebs
Dec 08, 2017

I loved the movie. It got more in depth than the original with Alec Guiness so it was truer to the intricacies of the book. I love Alec Guiness, so I liked his Smiley better, but the new film and effects were much better. I also enjoyed the fact that John le Carre had a cameo in this newer film, which was fun, and I also loved seeing Benedict Cumberbatch as a blonde! There is supposedly a prequel coming of the book - and I can't wait. le Carre is my favorite writer of all time.

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TheeAvebury
Jul 10, 2017

A masterful adaptation of John Le Carre's 1970s spy thriller about the secret British hunt for a high-ranking KGB mole.

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swyckl
May 16, 2017

I liked this spy thriller CD. The violence is subtle but present. Perhaps, it is too graphic for children. The sexual aspects are subtle and present too. Le Carré, John did a great job with the script writing this story. The script has lots of surprises to keep you interested. You may feel some sympathy for the characters in the story like I did. I like John as an author. A biography about him I watched said he was actually a spy in his life. According to the biography his scripts are based on facts with the fake names of people and places. It is supposed to represent what it is really like to be a spy.

Marinetti Sep 24, 2016

Excellent adaptation of the John Le Carre spy novel- great plot and acting all around- one of Gary Oldman's best performances of his career. A thinking man's or woman's film. It may take more than one viewing to appreciate the intricacies and subtleties of this film.

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skyann
Jul 07, 2016

I thought tinker as dry as peanut butter with out the jam. just stuck to the roof of my mouth.

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RobSW
Nov 25, 2015

I won't lie, but for at least half the movie I did not understand what was going on. I suspect one has to read the book to really appreciate this.

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talktimereader
Sep 21, 2015

Wonderful story by Le Carre and wonderfully acted by this newer cast, but I must say I prefer Alec Guinness, the quintessential Smiley! Gary Oldman appeared to take on two rolls, that of Smiley and then of Alec Guinness acting Smiley. I found his makeup and demeanor too contrived, but still enjoyed this effort.

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Maoisdead
Sep 15, 2015

An exceptional adaptation of Le Carre's novel- with an outstanding performance by Gary Oldman ( one of the best of his illustrious career I think ). An intriguing, intelligent film that will keep you on the edge of your seat- whats not to like?
The original series is also outstanding- Alec Guiness giving the original and seminal performance as Smiley- Oldman more than holds his own and makes the role a singular one.
An excellent film- worth watching.

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jeffi22
Sep 07, 2015

I wish I had read comments/reviews before watching! Was in a tired mood, and usually when I watch movies I pick action or comedies that move quickly. I'll admit I have a short attention span when it comes to films... yes I like some slower ones but for the most part I just want to be entertained and not think. Unfortunately the good acting was lost on me.The plot moved so slowly and was only half paying attention so got confused with characters (oh look, another british white guy with dark hair!). The subtlety and satire of bureaucracy just became boring. I could see how it is a good movie, just not the type for me

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tenet
Jul 20, 2015

Rated 4/10.

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Mike117
Jun 15, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: one man is shot (not dead) in a mall type place. An innocent bystander is shot and killed by mistake.

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Mike117
Jun 15, 2012

Coarse Language: some swearing

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Mike117
Jun 15, 2012

Mike117 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Mike117
Jun 15, 2012

This is not a James Bond thriller.
It is about a British Intelegence agency that has a mole to deal with.
No karate, no action except in the mind of the hunter and the mole.

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Monolith
Feb 17, 2013

(a teenage couple are making out in front of Connie and Smiley) Connie Sachs: "I don't know about you George, but I'm feeling seriously under-f**ked!"

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