Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

DVD - 2002
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Some say George Smiley is in innocent retirement. Others say he was sacked after the Czech scandal. But all agree that nobody ever leaves the 'Circus' without some unfinished business. Brought out of retirement to trace an enemy infiltrator in the department where he was once the prize employee, the shy and retiring master of espionage moves forwards to investigate and finds himself going backwards over very old ground ..
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2002
ISBN: 9781569385265
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 324 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 054961526291


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Aug 12, 2019

I love this series !!! Watched it as a kid because I love Obi Wan and still watch it today !!!! fantastic acting and perfect slow pacing to make you think and extrapolate~420 RECOMMENDED

Jul 22, 2019

I watched this one time back in probably 2014 and guess I liked it or would not be watching it again. This time, I stopped after episode 3. After watching many of the new series out now, the "look" and the acting was just not enough to make me stay. Yes, I know it is considered one of the best and all that. I am disappointed to feel that way.

Mar 13, 2017

The action moved far too s l o w l y for me to enjoy. What I found most interesting was how the U.K. was depicted culturally: the 1970's fashion, the stratified society, and resentment over losing its world position to the United States.

Feb 18, 2017

Best version of TTSS ever! Alec Guiness takes over the character completely. Superb performance.

Feb 07, 2017

excellent watched it many many times ~420

Jan 11, 2017

I could NOT get interested in this movie.

Oct 16, 2014

Although Alec Guiness' performance was great, the rest of this production was too slow and a bit dull. Also, there was nudity on disc 2, totally uncalled for and offensive.

Mar 07, 2014

This is the very best version to date! Alec Guinness is outstanding. All the actors completely suit their roles.

In today's rush to remake and star brand old movies, the Russell Crowe attempt is good, but this is the masterpiece.

See it with no distractions and focus and enjoy.

Sep 07, 2013

This is one of those movies where I recommend reading the book first. The dialogue favors realism over exposition, so there's much that's left unsaid.

Dec 17, 2012

Alec Guinness is an actor’s actor playing one of the most interesting parts ever conceived in Spy-Fiction or any fiction for that matter. That of an old, retired spy master sacked along with his boss in the midst of a scandal after a mission to uncover a double agent goes wildly wrong. This story is both a mystery as well as a tale of redemption. I have seen many of Alec Guinness movies over the years including comedies, historical dramas, etc and I still marvel at his genius… we simply do not have actors like him any longer.

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