Overall Rank: 3716
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 128
Theatrical Release Date: 12/09/2011
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/20/2012
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Actors: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds
Plot: George Smiley, an expert in espionage, is brought out of semi-retirement during the height of the Cold War in order to sniff out a Soviet agent who has infiltrated the ranks of MI6. -- Chris Kavan
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Amy - wrote on 10/20/2015
Beautifully acted and elegantly shot, but I'm afraid some of the finer details of the intrigue were lost on me.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/30/2014
Wow I did not know that spy's can just do nothing in this movie. Tinker tailor soldier spy is one of the boring movie's of 2011, good acting but just nothing happen's in this film just boring and I don't like boring movies.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/06/2013
Great characters but the pace just left me lethargic - this is more of a spy drama than a thriller. It does have tense moments, but it literally crawls along at times. Big names - Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy - all are quite good, but, man, it was a chore at times to get through.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 10/22/2013
An ex spy for MI6 is called out of retirement to uncover a Russian undercover agent in the top echelons of their organisation. The one thing that can be said in favour of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is that it reeks of quality. The exceptional ensemble cast present what can only be described as an acting master class and the direction, photography and production design are all top notch. The problem with the film lies with its script, but that's not to say that it's badly written; quite the contrary in fact. The dialogue is smart, the themes sophisticated and characters well drawn. The trouble lies with the fact that this Cold War world of secrecy, back stabbing and betrayal seems so alien in the internet age that it's quite difficult to involve yourself in the dense, convoluted story. I …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/25/2012
So many characters, and yet it revolves around Control (John Hurt) the head of British Intelligence ("the Circus"), George Smiley, "Beggarman" (Gary Oldman), Percy Alleline, "Tinker" (Toby Jones), Bill Haydon, "Tailor" (Colin Firth), and Roy Bland, "Soldier" (Ciarán Hinds). Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney) brings Smiley back from retirement to investigate a possible mole in the British Intelligence. The mole has been leaking genuine high-grade British intelligence to Polyakov. Some minor qualms this rater had were the overloaded figures, sluggish start and lack of a better character development. On a positive note, the performances were solid (Oldman was exceptional), score was fantastic and displayed crafty camerawork from the beginning. One of the best lines" "There is nothing …
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