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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language.

R In Theaters 12/9/2011 , 127min.
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Critic score based on 42 reviews

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August 31, 2013
Deadly! How can such a great cast be sooooo dull?
April 19, 2012
What is happening?
April 12, 2012
A pretty cool but very slow spy movie. Watchable.
March 25, 2012
If you are expecting a Jason Bourne, or James Bond type spy thriller, don't waste your time or money on this film. If you are impressed with speed and exictement of watching grass grow, I also recommend saving your time and money. Seriously, this was the slowest, most boring movie I have watched in ages. Maybe if I had read the book and had some notion as to the story prior to watching the film,
March 05, 2012
Great cerebral Movie requiring some attention by the viewer. It is not a Hollywood version with flash and pyrotechnics. Portrays the chess like reality of intelligence or detective work.

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The Hollywood Reporter
It is one of the few films so visually absorbing, felicitous shot after shot, that its emotional coldness is noticed only at the end, when all the plot twists are unraveled in a solid piece of thinking-man's entertainment for upmarket thriller audiences. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
Screenwriters Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan have clarified a few things that needed clarifying, camouflaged a few things that needed camouflaging - and gently tugged some passive flashbacks into the active present. It's a cagey adaptation. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
Order may be restored to the Circus, the "bad" elements weeded out, but in the jaundiced world the film has spent the last two hours so effectively delineating, the barriers between good and evil have been shown to be essentially meaningless. Full Review
Angie Errigo
Utterly absorbing, extremely smart and - considering this is a sad, shabby, drably grey-green world of obsessives, misfits, misdirection, disillusionment, self-delusion and treachery - quite beautifully executed. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
As a stylistic and narrative throwback, Alfredson's adamantly un-thrilling procedural reminds viewers of an era when viewers allowed themselves to be entertained by a good yarn about a few colorful or at least colorlessly compelling characters. Full Review
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