A full Gill Nethercott Centre was showing the remake of John le Carré’s classic Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and a tense atmosphere pervaded the hall.
Following the story at times proved taxing. Paying close attention to the intricacies and detail pays rewards as the tension over the final ending grows throughout.
Gary Oldman plays the returning agent George Smiley to perfection – poker faced and oozing detachment, while the scenery and music capture the period superbly. This is not a film for those expecting the action of the Bourne films, indeed there are just two gunshot scenes. Following the subtleties of the film’s narrative is essential if you are not to leave the cinema bewildered, but the depth of the story kept last night’s audience rooted throughout.
Future films include Dreamworks Puss in Boots, The Iron Lady, The Artist and The Woman in Black.