Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Okay, I just got back to the movie theater from seeing this movie and I think it is urgent that I write this while it is still fresh in my mind. The reason being is that this is a very complex movie with quite a few twists and turns, and it is going to take a very long time to work everything out. The basic plot of this movie is that Gary Oldman is a recently retired agent who is forced to come out of his forced retirement to help MI6 find a Russian spy at the very top of the ladder. Did I mention this took place during the early 70's? As in, the height of the Cold War? Yeah, things are pretty tense right now, and Lord knows what kind of damage this mole could inflict. So now, Oldman has to investigate 4 men who may or may not be the spy, each one has been given a different code name: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier and Spy. Each one is a key member in the agency and has as much to gain and loose as the next. The cast is pretty much The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as in they are some of the finest actors ever brought together. I already mentioned Gary Oldman, but there is also Tom Hardy, Toby Jones, Colin Firth, Ciarian Hinds, among others. The only thing I will warn you about is that the movie is extremely slow... Very... Very... Slow. That has turned a lot of people off from this movie, probably because they didn't expect a movie with a cast of all old white dudes to be anything but action packed. But now that I have warned you, you don't have an excuse to complain about this movie. Sure, it may be boring in the first half-hour, but the mystery itself is enough to keep you interested in the movie. It's a shame this movie came out in early 2012 instead of late 2011, because I would have placed it on my list of Best movies of 2011

Final Grade: A-

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