Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy premieres at the BFI Southbank



I am FINALLY going to have to talk about that film ie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TTSS). It had its London premiere at the BFI Southbank today. I am afraid I was not there - I was at the Globe watching Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. You cannot beat a play about selling your soul to the Devil!

Anyway, that means I cannot review TTSS so I will leave it up to those I trust 100% - Empire and the Telegraph. Both gave it 5 stars so I think I am in the real minority here at just not being that bothered about this film!

Firstly, what is the film about? Cut and pasted from Empire:
London, the 1970s: After a fiasco of a covert operation, British Intelligence spymaster Control (Hurt) and his right-hand man George Smiley (Oldman) are sacked. Then shocking but persuasive information that a Soviet mole has penetrated to the heart of the secret service prompts the Whitehall wallahs to task Smiley with spying on the spies.

Empire:
http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=136884

Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/venice-film-festival/8741941/Venice-Film-Festival-Tinker-Tailor-Soldier-Spy-first-review.html
Tags: benedict cumberbatch, bfi, film
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