TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Director Tomas Alfredson
Year 2011
Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds
Rating R
Run Time 137min
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Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Actor, Gary Oldman).

In 1970s England, Control, the head of MI6, dispatches a spy to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviet spy within the organization's ranks. However, the mission goes wrong, and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney) calls veteran agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians. Colin Firth and Tom Hardy costar in this riveting adaptation of the John Le Carré classic.

Here's what the critics have to say:

Prepare to lose yourself - in every sense - in a labyrinth of double-agents, deception and damn fine acting from the year's best British line-up. Oldman at least deserves the Oscar nod he's been long denied. -Matthew Leyland, Total Film

Utterly absorbing, extremely smart... quite beautifully executed. -Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine

Diligent, honorable, astute, a carefully executed whodunit that captures the stark drabness of early '70s Cold War Britain and features a razor-sharp turn from Oldman. -Matt Mueller, Thompson on Hollywood

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