Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – review

by Toby Woollaston

I noted a short while ago that Tomas Alfredson was due to tackle John le Carré’s classic novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I was salivating with anticipation, not just because Alfredson’s previous outing, Let the Right One In, displayed the trademarks of a genuine auteur, but also because it showed his willingness not to stagnate within the same genre. Ad to this a cast of Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong, it was difficult to see myself disappointed.  See my review here.