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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by Tomas Alfredson, 2011 (R)

with Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Colin Firth (The English Patient, The King's Speech, A Single Man), Tom Hardy (This Means War, Warrior, Larry Crowne, The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Robin Hood), Ciarán Hinds (Margot at the Wedding, The Debt, In Bruges), John Hurt (Melancholia), Simon McBurney, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse), Toby Jones (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games, The Girl), David Dencik, Kathy Burke, Stephen Graham

This gripping thriller about Cold War espionage follows an English spy as he returns to MI-6 under a cloud of suspicion. In the years since he was sacked by the agency, some suspect that he's become an operative for the Soviet Union.

A good enough adaptation, despite the complexity of the story, the amount of characters, the back and forth in flashbacks, clues, details that foment the plot. The acting is excellent, which helps a little the story to fly, since its density tends to make it sometimes slow. I guess because the story forces you to look at the intrigue in the way "Smiley" (Gary Oldman) looks at it, we are missing the objectivity that would help reveal who is the mole, this part is really brilliant. Aside from that, it uses the traditional codes of espionage, the old-fashioned spy movies style of the 70's. It's good.

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