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Jason Wallis Despite the hype, ‘Tinker, Tailor’ is old-fashioned snooze-fest

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Jason Wallis

Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 7:43 am

Hope you all enjoyed my top 10 list last week, and gleaned some useful recommendations. This week I’ll take a very quick look at “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” which made my “most promising films I didn’t see” list but ended up being one of the most spirit-crushing disappointments of the year. I honestly don’t have much to say about such an empty film, so I suppose I might as well squeeze in my predictions for the Oscar nominations, set to be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at which point you will surely marvel at my peerless prognosticative abilities.

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is based on the classic novel of the same name by John le Carre, which is widely considered to be the greatest spy story ever told. It is the sophomore directorial effort of Tomas Alfredson, who gave us the beautifully realized “Let the Right One In” just a few years ago. It boasts one of the most impressive casts of any movie last year, including Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Ciaran Hinds, John Hurt, Toby Jones and Tom Hardy. And it’s a gorgeous film visually, perfectly capturing the look, feel and all-encompassing paranoia of the Cold War at its apex.

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