Director Tomas Alfredson is a Swedish director responsible for the internationally acclaimed vampire film “Let The Right One In” which I loved so it would come as no surprise that I would be drawn to this British espionage thriller-drama “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”. Based on the novel by John le Carre which was later adapted into a British TV series, this is a film that demands a lot of concentration and persistence; it is utterly realistic, relies on its dialogue, performances … more
What a pleasure it is to see a movie written, directed and acted by adults, for adults. No fiery blasts, no gruesome close-ups, no half-baked actor-heroes running around in tights as insects or small mammals. No, just a literate and complex script, a story told deliberately but not slowly which captures and keeps our attention, and actors who are so good they can say one thing, mean another, and who knows which is which? Because Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a John LeCarre spy story, there’s … more
Star Rating: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is an espionage film that isn’t about action and special effects so much as systematic investigation. There’s an analytical process at work, a logical deconstruction of the situation at hand. This isn’t to suggest that the film is a cold collection of facts and figures; in its narrative methodology, it’s a deeply involving mystery, and at times, it’s highly thrilling. We want to get to the … more
Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of the spy-novel written by John Le Carre while not sticking to the roots it still powders the atmosphere with a thrilling sense of intelligent and masked conspiracy that will blow your mind. One of the most beautiful in-depth rides through the life of secret agents that use their minds as weapons instead of their fists and guns. Controlled, seductive, and eloquent, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" offers moments of a stylized manifesto of the … more
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