Notable Supporting Actors: Mark Strong, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy
ORIGINALITY RATING: Low. As long as spies have existed, so have double agents. Even if this story hadnt already been told in a 70s television mini-series, Smiley is hardly the first to be charged with rooting out a mole. James Bond, Jason Bourne, and Ethan Hunt are just a few among many, faced with this task. With a brilliant character actor like Gary Oldman in the lead role, and other equally talented folks supporting like Oscar winner Colin Firth, hopefully well see some excitement in this tired concept.
WHO SHOULD SEE IT: Anglophiles who love espionage period pieces that rely more on intrigue than action. If you enjoyed Tomas Alfredsons Let the Right One In, and you think the Swedish director will handle this thriller well, you should see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.