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Espionage carried out by men wearing grubby raincoats and suede shoes....
on 9 August 2017
Opinions are divided on Amazon but I've watched the film three times now and still say it's up there with The Ipcress File, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and others. Director Tomas Alfredson got the look and feel just right in my opinion. Wardrobe and props looked as if they'd been lifted straight out of the old tv series "Callan". The muted colours, authentic looking locations and real characters brought a sparse but clever script to life without the need for gunfire, fast cars and explosions.
I also thought Gary Oldman's deadpan portrayal of George Smiley was spot on and Kathy Burke clearly relished her delivery of one of the best lines in the history of cinema.