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Summary The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries’ espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. When things go awry, it's up to top lieutenant, George Smiley,...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 42 Critic Reviews
85
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 499 User Ratings
6.6
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Summary The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries’ espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. When things go awry, it's up to top lieutenant, George Smiley,...

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 42 Critic Reviews
85
95% Positive
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5% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 42 Critic Reviews
85
95% Positive
40 Reviews
5% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 499 User Ratings
6.6
64% Positive
321 Ratings
20% Mixed
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16% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 499 User Ratings
6.6
64% Positive
321 Ratings
20% Mixed
99 Ratings
16% Negative
79 Ratings

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Production Company StudioCanal, Karla Films, Paradis Films, Starhaus Filmproduktion, Working Title Films, Canal+, CinéCinéma, TTSS, Focus Features
Release Date Dec 9, 2011
Duration 2 h 7 m
Rating R
Tagline How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes?
Academy Awards, USA
3 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 2 Wins & 11 Nominations
International Online Film Critics' Poll
• 7 Wins & 10 Nominations