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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

They really go in for the details with this one! Gary Oldman manages an impressive English accent, and on almost both looking and sounding like Bill Nighy too. Though I wonder why they call him Smiley...

It's a good movie. They focus on details. They capture emotion. They convey the moments. They convey the moods. It looks like they might have a greenscreen behind them when the plane roles in, but other than that I can't spot a thing that feels off. The pace is refreshingly slow and the roles are impeccably played yet... it feels vague. Too cryptic. Too inconclusive. What about Anne? About about the Russian?

What about a lot of things.

Maybe it's the kind of movie I'd appreciate more if I see it again, and really take in the details, but as it is it didn't go all the way for me, impeccable as everything may have been presented here.

I'm impressed yet left feeling cheated, somehow.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Apparently this one's based upon a 1974 movie too. Might just see that one next...


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  1. Bill
    Thursday Mar/16/2023

    "Gary Oldman manages an impressive English accent"


  2. Cyber
    Thursday Mar/16/2023

    Oh... wait what. I'm not sure I've seen him in anything but American roles before this... in which he then manages an impressive American accent also.

    Assumed he was American. My bad.

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