Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - Oscar® Nominee!
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|Gary Oldman leads a stunning all-star cast in this masterful adaptation of John le Carré’s bestselling novel that redefined the spy thriller. 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 (Oldman) 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. Filled with stunning performances by Academy Award® winner Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ciarán Hinds, it’s the powerful and deeply resonant spy tale that Ebert Presents at the Movies hails as “hands down the best new thriller this year.”|
Editor's NoteAn ex-British agent (Gary Oldman) is brought out of retirement to rout out a MI6 double agent in this adaptation of John Le Carre's novel. Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, and Ciaran Hinds round out the starring cast, with Tomas Alfredson helming a script by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan. In 1979, the BBC aired a highly-acclaimed mini-series adapatation starring Alec Guiness in a rare small-screen appearance.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - DVD Review
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Published on: 3/20/2012 6:00 AM
|In Let the Right One In, Tomas Alfredson brought a wintry stillness to the vampire-movie genre, his characters creeping across snowy yards and forests. His version of John Le Carre's spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy looks like winter, too, but winter after the snow has melted away, leaving behind shades of gray and brown. In other words, it looks like every derisive description of English weather: overcast, chilly, damp....read the full review|