Tuesday, 31 January 2012


France/UK/Germany: Tomas Alfredson, 2011

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Tomas Alfredson's TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY is meticulous in direction, acting, photography but equally brilliant, baffling & bland in plot.

I certainly feel I would benefit from reading the original novel and perhaps even watching the BBC Drama series before revisiting TINKER for a rewatch. Surely, I'm missing something as it makes for largely ambivalent viewing or is it just not as good as everyone makes out?

The Count's Verdict: There's plenty of talent on display both in front and behind the camera but be warned the film doesn't serve up its treasures easily and you may find it leaves you empty handed.

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