Anticipation couldn't be higher for the big screen adaptation of John le Carré's spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy . Featuring the cream of British acting talent (Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Hardy, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch), the film follows ageing spy George Smiley (Oldman) as he's pulled out of retirement to locate a Russian mole within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Judging from the trailer, it would appear that director Tomas Alfredson, best known for Swedish vampire thriller Let the Right One In , has succeeded in translating the paranoid heart of le Carré's tale of lies, deceit and espionage from page to screen. Look for Oldman, Firth and Hardy to grab a fistful of Oscar and BAFTA nominations next year.
In recent years, we've learned better than to judge a movie by its trailer. But 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is sure challenging that ideal. A second trailer has hit the web courtesy of MSN, and on the surface the Cold War-set espionage thriller certainly looks flawless. The movie won us over once it announced that its leads included Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, John Hurt and Ciaran Hinds, but this look at 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' also shows that it's going to be putting the ensemble of actors to good use. A month ago the international teaser hit the web and appropriately whetted our appetite for more. But this more direct look at the movie is one of our favorite trailers that we've seen all year. --empireonline.com
He's a fanatic, and the fanatic is always concealing the secret. 'Oh yes, this is going to be one of the best films this fall, I can just tell' --moviesblog.mtv.com
We don't want to overcook this one, but Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy looks absolutely bloody amazing. --Firstshowing.net