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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gary Oldman
Colin Firth
Tom Hardy
Kathy Burke
Benedict Cumberbatch
David Dencik
Stephen Graham
Ciarán Hinds
John Hurt
Toby Jones
Simon McBurney
Mark Strong
Directors
Thomas Alfredson
Screenwriters
Bridget O'Connor
Peter Straughan
Running Time
127 minutes

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Plot
London, the 1970s: After a fiasco of a covert operation, British Intelligence spymaster Control (Hurt) and his right-hand man George Smiley (Oldman) are sacked. Then shocking but persuasive information that a Soviet mole has penetrated to the heart of the secret service prompts the Whitehall wallahs to task Smiley with spying on the spies.


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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