Sound Off: Tomas Alfredson's 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
December 9, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Is it Tinker, Tailor, Soldier or Spy? Arriving in select US theaters starting this weekend (December 9th) is Swedish Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson's newest film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, based on the John Le Carré's novel. This dense spy drama boasts an excellent British cast, including Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds and John Hurt. So how is this spy flick? Complex? Riveting? Does the outstanding cast carry the film? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
I choose... Spy. I had the opportunity to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy a while ago, and while I tried to enjoy it and follow as much as I could, I just never got into it. I found it far too dull, just flat and often times too confusing to keep up with. Plus It wasn't interesting enough for me to care to keep up with, despite so many great actors being very British. I have to say that I found Benedict Cumberbatch particularly captivating, along with Tom Hardy and of course Gary Oldman, giving an awards-worthy performance no doubt. But beyond that there wasn't much I liked in this, but I do want to see it again to try and make more sense of the story and all of the characters, since there were so many nicknames being thrown around. Not my cup o' tea.
What did you think of Tinker Tailor? Your favorite film of the year or boring and confusing? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!