• Released
  • December 9, 2011
  • R , 2 hr 7 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 1,060 Fan Ratings
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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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Screenwriters Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan have clarified a few things that needed clarifying, camouflaged a few things that needed...
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95

NPR

By Ella Taylor
The screenplay, by Peter Straughan and his late wife, Bridget O'Connor, is debonair. Alfredson's mastery of tone and ambiance is flawless....
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy turns on the presence of Mr. Oldman, and he is an actor of great experience and accomplishment...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In its attention to detail and awareness of betrayals both political and human, "Tinker Tailor'' is a movie for grown-ups.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Oldman gives a performance that is flawless in every detail.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A puzzle of a highly rarefied order. At times it's enthrallingly clever and subtle; at others it's borderline incomprehensible.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

It is one of the few films so visually absorbing, felicitous shot after shot, that its emotional coldness is noticed only at the end, when...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Even those who adored Alec Guinness as the small-screen George Smiley will appreciate Gary Oldman's perfectly attuned turn as a Cold War...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Even if you get lost - in the spyspeak, in the codes, in the comings and goings of grim-faced men with satchels full of documents they...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film employs a largely British cast that is perhaps the most impressive ensemble of any movie this year.
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Rated R | For Some Sexuality/Nudity, Language and Violence
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Excellent spy film mixes suspense and shocking moments.
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