Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

127 mins
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Actor-tastic adaptation of the 1974 British spy novel by John le Carré, directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One... More

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy | Ratings & Reviews

"Everyone brings their A game, with Oldman setting the bar high."


"Prepare to lose yourself – in every sense – in a labyrinth of double-agents, deception and damn fine acting from the year’s best British line-up."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is so elegant, deliberate and smart that it’s a shocker it got made."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"It’s possible that this brooding, slow-burn approach to storytelling may seem old-fashioned to anyone weaned on the breathless chase sequences of modern espionage thrillers such as the Bourne or Mission: Impossible series."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"In all its forms, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy strikes the eye, and other senses, as demonstrably real."

The New YorkerThe New Yorker

"Fascinatingly gripping."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A brilliant study of the disenchantment, compromise and tension of the 1970s spy game."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Tinker Tailor didn't work for me."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"When a film has so many attributes—including superior performances and a tangible sense of time, place, and atmosphere—it’s tempting to overlook its shortcomings."


"John Le Carré’s complicated, distanced Cold War classic turns into a visual delight with an authentic British feel."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"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."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"If you’re in the mood for expertly handled tension, subtle menace and superior acting by everyone involved, this is not to be missed."

Daily MailDaily Mail

"Its dealings and double-dealings will probably be better understood on a second viewing, but it only takes one to appreciate Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as a film."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy | Details

Award winner
Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2012 BAFTAs.
Country of origin
UK, France

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