Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
An intelligence officer is recalled from retirement when there are signs that one of the top-ranking officers of the British Secret Intelligence Service is a Soviet mole.
I found this movie to be very slow moving. For example, there’s the scene in which a character gets up to his alarm clock, a character eating, a character taking a drink, characters walking, and all of these in isolated scenes. The plot is a bit difficult to follow as well. It basically comes down to a British Secret Intelligence officer being a Soviet mole and the search is on to narrow it down to the culprit. It’s just that the movie moved from scene to scene so often, with the mostly slow-moving scenes, that there seemed to be no focus. Just a lot of plodding plot and talk.
At any rate, the violence level is extremely high in this one. One scene in which a woman is shot in the head and the wall is splattered with blood made me flinch and was unsettling, and there are others like this one. The language is extremely coarse and profane too. Skip this one. It doesn’t come close to receiving our Dove Seal.