DVD Release: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Bottom Line: Murky in its plot and conflicting loyalties, it is either delightfully ambiguous or downright confusing.

The Gist: In the London of the Cold War, spies work to fight the Soviet Union. But when there’s a mole within their own ranks, Smiley (Gary Oldman) must ferret out which of his dear companions betrayed them all. Read our full review.

The Verdict: If you like spy drama, watch it. The characters and acting are amazing. I’m still not sure exactly what happened, but am also not sure I care. Perhaps that’s what they want me to think.

Be Aware: Rated R for violence, some sexuality and nudity, and language. Felt fairly mild to me.

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