7.1/10
154,884
526 user 467 critic

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Trailer
2:06 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
1,071 ( 56)
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lawless (2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.

Director: John Hillcoat
Stars: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce
RocknRolla (2008)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba
Locke (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.

Director: Steven Knight
Stars: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson
Bronson (2008)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews
The Drop (2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam
Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Zoltán Mucsi ...
...
Hungarian Waiter
Ilona Kassai ...
Woman in Window
Imre Csuja ...
KGB Agent
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Arthur Nightingale ...
Edit

Storyline

In the early 1970s during the Cold War, the head of British Intelligence, Control, resigns after an operation in Budapest, Hungary goes badly wrong. It transpires that Control believed one of four senior figures in the service was in fact a Russian agent - a mole - and the Hungary operation was an attempt to identify which of them it was. Smiley had been forced into retirement by the departure of Control, but is asked by a senior government figure to investigate a story told to him by a rogue agent, Ricky Tarr, that there was a mole. Smiley considers that the failure of the Hungary operation and the continuing success of Operation Witchcraft (an apparent source of significant Soviet intelligence) confirms this, and takes up the task of finding him. Written by David Brain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

| |

Language:

| | | |

Release Date:

6 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El topo  »

Box Office

Budget:

£20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$310,562 (USA) (9 December 2011)

Gross:

$24,104,113 (USA) (16 March 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Colin Firth and Simon McBurney also appear together in Woody Allen's film Magic in the Moonlight (2014). See more »

Goofs

A speed hump can be seen on the road. These certainly did not exist in 1973. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Control: [opening door] You weren't followed?
Jim Prideaux: No.
Control: Better come in.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a dedication in the closing credits: "For Bridget O'Connor". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Rabbi (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let It Die
Written by Norman 'Hurricane' Smith (as Hurricane Smith)
Performed by Norman 'Hurricane' Smith (as Hurricane Smith)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Unnecessarily Confusing.
8 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If anybody says they could follow this movie without having read the book, they are not telling the truth. The movie is unnecessarily complex and confusing and not the least bit enjoyable to watch.

I would advise people to skip the first 2 hours of this movie and just catch the final 8 minutes. They will find out everything they need to know without having to endure a great deal of confusion and frustration.

I think this movie falls into the same category as the story about The Emperor Who Had No Clothes. People just aren't willing to admit that that they didn't know what the heck was going on.


119 of 226 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?