Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

On December 5, 2011 by Lynn

And the excellent movie season continues with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a brilliant take on John LeCarre’s novel of the same name.  With it’s slow-burning, almost methodical storytelling, it brings a new edge and a new depth to the spy movie genre.  Bourne Identity, this is not. 

And the cast?  The incomparable Gary Oldman, along with Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt and Benedict Cumberbatch (among others) give their characters a humanity and desperation that is amazing to see.  I adore all of them, and have for a very long time.  But Tom Hardy in particular – the man is on fire. He’s one of those actors you could watch read the phone book and somehow have a new appreciation for the A-Z of the telephone world.  LOVE him. 

Fantastic film all around… Highly recommend it.

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