Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

05 Feb 12

Jason bourne? Bro, real spys do it drunk!

I wasnt sure what to expect, but, thats Gary Oldman for you. Nice to see him with a hard-to-deliver Character this time showing his full arsenal of delayed and timed speech capped of with what my mum would call -elocution? the only Man that trusts Batman, the dreadlock wearing drug dealer, and the completely wrong haircut bad guy holds this slow, yet absorbing story together. (i wont spoil it!) and If you've seen romeo is bleeding then you know he can hold a great character even though the film is more about the story than the main character. fully 60's and never detracts from it, this is a classic spy thriller, a real spy thriller, where the worlds fate of 'mutually assured destruction' (nukes!) is at stake, and even has a slight poke at the politics behind the spy game. the best conversations happen over booze, and the violence, although graphic at times, is more vignette than action sequence. I'd tell myself to watch it.