TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2011)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH! TOM HARDY! GARY OLDMAN! COLIN FIRTH!
Alright, I’m done with my screaming. This is such so British I love it!
Gary Oldman plays George Smiley, a retired MI6 agent who’s been tasked to find a mole among them. He engages the help of Peter Guillam (Cumberbatch) to finish what his old friend left behind – clues to the mole. Things get even more complicated after Ricki Tarr (Hardy) barely returns from his mission.
Actually, I have no idea how to describe the story to you all but it’s definitely intriguing. It’s set in the 1970s, meaning that the spy techniques used are really old school – tapes, recordings from bugs hidden in lamps, undercover spies who are in danger of dying and getting tortured. Plus, it’s British!
The acting is real good – Gary Oldman barely speaks or smiles and yet his face says a thousand words. One of the sadder scenes was when Guillam sent away his partner after Smiley told him clear his unfinished business. And I gotta tell you, be prepared to see grown men cry.