Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Synopsis
During the Cold War, a veteran agent must ferret out a Soviet mole who is in the ranks of MI6.
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Movie Reviews

Walked out of this movie

By reasonedreviewer
Wow - what an unsatisfying, disappointment of a movie. Was really looking forward to seeing Gary Oldman - it would have been nice if he spoke sometime in the first 20 minutes of the movie, rather...

Tinker Tailor

By lindarein
Manages to distill an enormously detailed and often confusing story into a two-hour movie that keeps moving while maintaining a seemingly leisurely pace. So much is told by the remarkable images; ...

Lost and Bored

By rob808pf
I'll start by saying I've read spy novels and like Cold War history, but this movie was a total dud. I was lost for at least the first 20 minutes and bored for the 95% of the movie. The movie went...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

By jplazareck
Gripping cerebral mystery about the search for a traitor in British intelligence during the Cold War. I was fully engaged by the story and the acting, though some of my friends found it hard to...


By vcalmuscle
If not for the strong performance of Gary Oldman as George Smiley, this film might have ended up in the garbage heap. A difficult film to edit, due to the twists and turns and flashback sequences,...


By dottieb01
Slow, confusing, dull, pretentious in its forced and aritificial austerity. Not nearly as interesting or compelling as the miniseries or even the Le Carre book upon which it is based. Actually a...

A disappointment

By lisatshep
I felt very let down by this film. It rarely caught my interest and failed to keep it for long, and I never felt more than apathy towards any of the characters, as wonderful as the main actors all...

Tinker Tailor What's Going On?

By apfau
We're usually not idiots when it comes to following thrillers, but we had no idea what was going on in this movie. We didn't find it suspenseful or thrilling, just slow and confusing. Didn't like...

Tinker, Tailor

By cparker545
If the actors were paid for each spoken word they would be broke. The acting was far better than the screen writing. Had to fight a tendancy to doze off....

Watching the time go by

By dasindonna
Although the acting was excellent, the movie was slow moving. I don't particularly like his novels and now I can add movie adaptions of his books to the list....

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Rated R | For Some Sexuality/Nudity, Language and Violence
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Common Sense Media says Excellent spy film mixes suspense and shocking moments.
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