Mini review: If this film is a colour it is: brown
I’m the only person in the country it seems who hasn’t read the John Le Carré book, seen the TV series or generally knew anything about this but really, the clue is in the title.
I love the 1970s references; we know we’re in the decade when we see a Wimpy Burger bar. Considering one of the year’s block busters expected all star cast – people even I have heard of, Mark Strong, Kathy Burke and Colin Firth, John Hurt and Benedict Cumberbatch – they all have to compete with the overpowering, leading presence of Gary Oldman.
As a thriller, its slow burning but it kept my attention all the way even after we discover who the bad guy conspiring with Moscow is.
Smile factor 8/10 including one for the Wimpy reference (never been there mind)