Sunday, February 10, 2013

TINKER ,TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (2011)


'Wondering how am I ever going to get through the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list if they keep updating it with new entries' month.

(Post 4 of 10)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

I am not a movie reviewer. But if I were, I do wonder sometimes if I were sitting in my little cubicle or huddled in my office, what would happen if the roles were reversed. What I mean by that is, instead of me passing judgment on a movie, then what if the movie passed judgement on me? I think this one might go something like this.

Hey! I’m Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy. Not the old one with Alec Guinness, but the new one with Gary Oldman. I just have one question. What the hell is wrong with you? I am exactly the kind of movie that you claim you want. So why don’t you like me more? Look at my great cast! Look at my literary roots! Look at the complex plot. You say you don’t like simple minded plots. Well, this isn’t simple minded at all. Were we too hard for you to follow? And those movies that are 'ridiculous with special effects,' or with 'overblown action sequences' or thos 'cutesy romances' you always complain about? Those aren't here! I thought that’s what you wanted, mate! And don’t think I didn’t see you nodding off a couple of times. That’s pretty inexcusable. I don’t mean to get so personal, but I’m afraid that I’m going to have to give you, the reviewer, a thumbs down!

-Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy's review of some guy with the blog, February 10, 2013.

3 comments:

  1. Solid review. It's not for everybody, but those that can stick with it find themselves relatively happy. Relatively.

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  2. Thanks, Dan. Still debating whether to go back to see the old BBC version.

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  3. "Wondering how am I ever going to get through the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list if they keep updating it with new entries' month" -- i'm feeling the same pressure :)

    Cool review for Tinker Tailor! I had no inclination to go back and watch the BBC version, although if you do, I hope you let it review you as well.

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