In Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Gary Oldman gives an amazing performance and brings the character he portrays to another level. You will never be able to typecast this actor in any role because he constantly molds himself into a different character for each film.
Oldman has a long list of films and now he can add Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy to the list. This critically acclaimed actor has gained a lot of talk around this latest performance and has earned him a Best Actor award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. He is also nominated for the Best Actor awards for the British Independent Film Awards and the London Film Critics’ Circle.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy originated from a British novel written by John le Carré in 1974. It revolves around the character George Smiley who is portrayed by Gary Oldman. Directed by Tomas Alfredson, the movie revolves around a mole that’s inside the British Secret Intelligence Service or MI-6. George Smiley (Oldman) was a British spy who has been disgraced, and due to the mole problem inside MI-6 he was brought back into service by the government. Though, he was secretly hired to find out who the mole is within the agency and expose the double agent who might be working for the Soviets.
Oldman is joined by co-stars Colin Firth who plays Bill Haydon, John Hurt as Control, and Tom Hardy as Ricki Tarr, a rogue agent who claims that there is a mole in the agency.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was produced by Studio Canal, Paradis Films, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Karla Films, Working Title Films, Canal+ and CineCinema.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was an entry to the 68th Venice International Film Festival last September 5, 2011. It was then shown in the UK last September 16, 2011 and there was a limited viewing in the U.S. on December 9, 2011. Although fans all over the country don’t have to worry about missing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy because it was given a wide release on January 6, 2012.
85% of the top critics in Rotten Tomatoes gave thumbs up to this film’s limited release. 72% of the lucky audiences who were able to see the limited screening liked the movie. Steven Rea from the Philadelphia Inquirer said that “Gary Oldman’s intensity while walking down the streets during the Cold War in the film will surely make you shiver and experience it just by watching the film. He also described Oldman’s co-actors as the “crème de la crème”.
Ann Hornaday gave her approval of the Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy film when she wrote in the Washington Post that “the old school feeling of the movie makes it so much newer to the experience.”
If you love espionage movies, thrillers, and film that will keep you guessing to the bitter end, then you should check out Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in theaters now.
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