Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

2011, Movie, R, 127 mins

Director Tomas Alfredson’s big-screen adaptation of John Le Carré’s novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy (1974) constitutes the second filmization of the work, following an acclaimed 1979 miniseries starring Alec Guinness. Set in the early ’70s, this version recasts Gary Oldman in the Guinness role, as George Smiley, a septuagenarian English spy called out of retirement to assist his former colleagues in ferreting out a Soviet “mole,” rumored to have infiltrated the upper echelons of the British intelligence agency, referred to here as “the circus.”

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Released: 2011 Rated: R Length: 127 mins

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