Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

06 Feb 12

Beautifully crafted, yet slightly...archaic.

Really, wildly, completely brilliant in it's recreation of an era and a secret service, yet TTSSpy's plotting and sweetly taciturn characters make it drag a little. But you're always delighted by what you see, and you're always trying to figure out what's going on, so there's plenty of enjoyment to be had. It's just that the pace and the timing is from another era too, so you need to unbuckle yourself from 2012 and just give in to the beauty and the detail and the astonishing craft. Mark Strong steals the show, with, really, the most complex character who goes on the biggest journey.Not a date movie. One to see with your dad, and then go have a whiskey and chat about it in detail with him. What other films can you do that with?