Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy tells the tale of retired Deputy Head of MI6, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), who is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet spy within the intelligence service. This movie was then filmed in the most somber manner yet achieved by a film director, with more colour found on the pages of the original John le Carré book than the whole of this torturous 127 minute long snore-fest.
Within a few moments of its opening you knew this movie was going to be a knock-out. Quite literally knock you unconscious with the sheer level of its dull, banal, tedium.The dull and boring sets were only matched by the drab and colourless acting which sometimes managed to achieve high ponce before subsiding back into a miasma of bleak despair. Add in numerous painfully random scenes which skip from place to place without rhyme or reason and you soon have all the ingredients required for one of the most mind-numbingly dreary movie going experiences ever.
Like watching paint dry
- Rated: R
- Drama, Mystery, Thriller
- Release Date: 9/16/2011
- Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
- Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Tom Hardy
- Produced by: Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo, Tim Bevan
- Written by: Bridget O'Connor, John le Carré (book), Peter Straughan
- Studio: StudioCanal, Working Title Films