Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

So the big question... commas or no commas? Even the movie's promotional material seems inconsistent. I've opted for without. A worthy film, great acting (including a solid performance, once again, by the underrated Mark Strong) and the kind of British character vehicle that has Academy voters soiling themselves. (Although the producers should have hired a decent wigmaster. More joins than Eric Morecambe could ever have coped with.) For all its chilly atmospherics and grim evocation of Seventies London I felt that TTSS was, peculiarly, a thriller with no real tension. I mean, what was at stake? One to admire but not really to love.

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