Whenever I was asked which movie I watched recently, and I answered with “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” I was always greeted with the same “wtf” facial reaction followed by “what is that?” SEE?! THIS IS WHY I’M NEEDED IN THE WORLD! TO BRING TO LIGHT THE MOVIES THAT PEOPLE HAVEN’T HEARD OF AND BRING IT DOWN TO A GENERAL AUDIENCE THAT WOULDN’T BE INTERESTED IN THESE MOVIES TO BEGIN WITH! With that being said, a lot of people probably wouldn’t like this movie, because it’s slow as ever in the beginning, but it doesn’t fall short of suspense throughout.
TTSS (yes, this will be the abbreviation during the course of this review) was the last movie I watched in 2011, and I’m pretty sure that it might be up for some awards (Colin Firth & Gary Oldman perhaps, but who knows). The movie’s storyline falls during the Cold War (for you historically challenged people, we’ll just say the 50s to the 80s, so somewhere around there). Double agents and spies were the big thing and to sum up the whole plot (in the most laments terms I could possibly withdraw), the British Intelligence had a snitch and they were cheesed because they’re like “YO, know say no man can try to talk to next mans and think they won’t get dealt with eh? I’m showing you, let me find out who the man is and it’s a straight beef ting. Oh.” I know for a fact a lot of you & even Microsoft Word’s spell/grammar/coherence check just gave me the REAL “wtf” face. I apologize. But I’m pretty sure you got the point. Everyone has to find out who’s feeding information to the Russian target that the Brits are chasing, and so the whole movie is a bunch of pieces to the puzzle to see who the spy is. Pretty much it was the equivalent to playing Clue. It was pretty boring, but at the same time when everything starts to come together, it gets interesting. Due to lack of sleep and working a lot, I found myself STRUGGLING to stay awake during this movie, but at the same time, I fought it, and I watched. Gary Oldman, Colin Firth & Tom Hardy were some key names in this film, and all played pivotal roles in helping decipher the clues in this twisty/turny mystery spy movie. I think that this is a movie that a lot of people will skip, but I still feel that it’s a good watch simply because of the mysterious aura that surrounds it. Yes, it’s not the most exciting movie, but for something that will stimulate the mind, I’d say watch it. These kinds of movies open my eyes as to what the world was like back then, and it just makes you more knowledgeable to history of the world outside of your own country. It’s pretty interesting for what it’s worth, but it’s more of a rental. That’s just me, my opinion, because
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