Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy may be a refreshing cinematic success amongst the fast-paced espionage stories of today; however, Tomas Alfredsons’ adaptation of the John Le Carré novel will be a test of endurance for many modern day cinema audiences.
The film demands the attention of its viewer as the story creeps along at a deliberate and unhurried pace. Where are the over-blown Hollywood action-sequences, the expeditious editing techniques and sardonic moments of relief that we cinema spectators have become accustomed to over the past few years?
Tinker Tailor is designed to capture the true essence of espionage; a hushed and gentle approach to an occupation that requires patience and covertness. Alfredson places you within the tale as quiet and disconcerting paranoia begins to occupy the silence.
Many will find Tinker Tailor a tedious and unwatchable arrangement; however, the others will praise the movie for breaking conventions and providing a beautifully haunting portrait of a measured masterpiece
If Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy were a chocolate bar, it would surely be a Wispa; quietly delivering a solid old-fashioned product that is still loved by many!