• Network: PBS , BBC Two
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2011
  • Season #: 1
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. Jul 26, 2012
    10
    I felt compelled to write a review after reading Alessandra Stanley's mixed review for the New York Times. I can see why some Americans would be offended by this film, but David Hare's script is flawless. Judy Davis and Bill Nighy are amazing.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Nov 4, 2011
    60
    It's the right cast in the right setting but with a wrongfully righteous script.
  2. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Nov 4, 2011
    70
    This small gem of a film manages to be a finely drawn character piece and a searching exploration of what powerful people will (and won't) do to keep their countries safe, and it provides some great actors with meaty roles along the way.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Nov 4, 2011
    50
    The movie is so carefully stylized, any and all emotional import has been sucked out of it.