View Single Post
Old 24th November 2022, 12:09 PM
Nosferatu@Cult Labs's Avatar
Nosferatu@Cult Labs Nosferatu@Cult Labs is offline
Cult Don
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Good Trader
Senior Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Land of the Prince Bishops
Blog Entries: 4

Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

i simply don't like it and it annoys me a bit that i don't.
From memory, I was ambivalent about this when I saw it first, simply because of the pacing.

After the second viewing, I have grown to appreciate and enjoy the way the events unfold gradually and quite deliberately because a faster pace wouldn't suit the period or the people.

As you say, it's superbly cast and evokes the Cold War hero superbly, but I do feel the nature of espionage can either be very understated, as Tomas Alfredson does with the mystery of the mole's identity in this film, or like a James Bond or Bourne thriller with more emphasis on action and spectacle.

It's a film I can't watch unless I'm in the right mindset, giving it 100% attention and ready to concentrate on the multiple identities and motivations in the story.
Reply With Quote