MOVIE REVIEW This
week's reviewed movie is:
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Tinker Tailor Soldier
Spy is a real cloak and dagger film -- from
a classic cold war novel about a British
secret intelligence agency called MI6 trying to find
a Soviet spy at the highest level in the agency.
Those unfamiliar with the book (like myself) may
have trouble following all the twists and
and will need to concentrate in order to keep up.
This spy thriller moves a little slow -- no James
trickery or gadgets to fill in the blanks.
So watch and pay attention to the dialogue and enjoy
cinematography that gives this movie its feel and
telling a spy story, it doesn't hurt to have a
smart script with well-written dialogue and a
cast -- and this one has both.
There's a mole in MI6, and George Smiley is just
the man to ferret him out.
Superbly underplayed by Gary Oldman, this is a
cold war tale of the other side of espionage.
Author John Le Carre
classic hero, British super-spy George Smiley, is
back on screen 30 years after
Alec Guinness' worthy part in two highly praised BBC
This movie looks, sounds, and feels
The director is accurate to the general character or
spirit, set by the espionage novel.
This spy film is well acted. The star, Gary Oldman
gives an outstanding performance as the owlish,
bespectacled George, that gives us a character who
is more emotional than his written counterpart, but
less cunning and brilliant.
He's a low-key chess master; a real snake in the
grass looking for a mole.
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