Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy User ReviewsMovie


Not your typical ‘James Bond’ style spy thriller, but a thrilling movie all the same.

The good:

- Brilliant all star cast
- Excellent performances all round
- Keeps you guessing right up until the very last moment
- Solid, well made film

The bad:

- The pace can be slow in places
- Unless you're really paying attention, you may miss some parts of the story
- May need to watch it more than once to get the full details


Car chases, gun fights a plenty and a handsome spy hero, this film does not deliver. What it does deliver is a realistic, gritty and layered representation of the British Intelligence sector during the bleak period of the Cold War. If you go into this movie expecting an action packed spy thriller, you will be disappointed. However, if you watch this film with an open mind and a willingness to pay attention to all of the fine details, those expectations, along with a fantastic all star cast will ensure that you have a great viewing experience of a very well made film.

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