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on February 16, 2012
The original video version of this John Lecarre book was made in the UK. Sir Alec Guiness played Smiley and did so with such depth that Lecarre once observed that Smiley belong to Guiness and no longer to Lecarre. However, given the cast of this version, I approached it with enthusiasm hoping for a new look at this complex character in a complex story. I was deeply disappointed. The story came across as fragmented, poorly developed and lacked a cohesion with the book. This movie fails on many levels - character development; scenes are often dark and uninspiring but not adding to the story; lack of story flow. Buy the earlier British production - it is much more enjoyable.
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on September 4, 2014
Rubbish, dont buy. If you want this story buy the Alex Guinness TV version which is longer
and far superior.
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on June 1, 2012
This movie got a big build-up by the media and there were heady promises of Academy Awards but I thought it was very dark and hard to hear due to British accents and the Directors idea of conveying sinister moments by filming them almost in the dark. A far cry from Alec Guinness' portrail of Smiley in the orginal movie. Pass it up, it's a bummer.
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on March 20, 2012
my husband was so looking forward to this movie even after reading good reviews, our group of 6 people all feel asleep as it was so boaring. Very dissapointing way too slow, too much dialogue and zero action. This maybe why the price of this new release is so low.
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